Time to say …

Posted: September 19th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: CERN, random | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

au revoir Genève!

I had a brilliant time at CERN. I could learn quite a lot and met a bunch of super-fun and fascinating people. My personal highlights included: after work editor-wars at R1, one student’s mum calling after seeing him on TV to tell him “you should shave”, one guy getting corrected on the 17th digest of PI (he calculated with some Taylor series at a party), and of course the LHC start-up.

Today I’ll go back to Austria then leave for mini-vacations to Istanbul with my beloved Ms. Fru Li and finally go back to sthlm to finish my studies.

Among all CERN celebrities (including Nobel Laureates) I chose this picture I took with alpinekat from the LHC-Rap. 🙂

CERN LHC: First beam(s)

Posted: September 11th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: CERN | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Yesterday the 10th of September 2008 thus the CERN LHC had its start-up and the first beam(s) were successfully circulating.  As I’m part of the ATLAS project this summer I was in the “first-row”when the first beams were injected. We watched the transmission from the CCC, inside CERN, in the main auditorium.

This video captured the vibes within the CERN crowd quite well:


Posted: September 5th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: CERN, random | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

A picture I recently took at the CERN computing center of the world’s first web server:

First web server

This machine is a server DO NOT POWER DOWN!!