March 30, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

Access and Accommodation

Registration is now open, please register to be then authorised to access the CERN site.


All persons entering the CERN site must be in possession of a card issued by CERN certifying that they are authorised to do so. If you have a valid CERN access card, please remember to bring it. For those of you who do not possess one, please note that a list with your names will be transmitted to the CERN reception (building 33) and to the guards on duty at the entrance of Point 1 and gate B. Should you have any problems please call: +41 22 766 2885.


An interactive map of Geneva and a detailed map of the buildings at CERN can help you find your way.

 Travelling by Plane

Coming from the Geneva International Airport at Cointrin
Taxi - approximately 35 CHF.
Bus - First take a free public transport ticket from the machine you will find at the exit to the baggage collection hall, just before customs control.
Option 1: Take bus Y direction CERN and get off at the CERN stop opposite the large Globe and the CERN site.
Option 2: take bus 23, 28, 57, and get off at the stop "Blandonnet" and then catch the Tram number 18, final stop "CERN".
See the TPG web site for full details.

Travelling by Train

Coming from the Geneva railway station at Cornavin
Tram - Take the number 18 tram to "CERN" which is the final stop at the CERN entrance.
Ticket costs 3.50 CHF (Ticket "Tout Genève" on the ticket machine). See the TPG web site for full details.

   Travelling by Car

From Switzerland:
Follow signs for "Aéroport", "Lyon" and "Meyrin". Once you are in Meyrin, follow signs for "St Genis" (which is just beyond the border, in France). Before reaching St Genis, the CERN reception is on your left on "Route de Meyrin", just before you reach the border.

From France (département of Ain):
Follow signs for "Gex" or "St. Genis". When you reach the border, CERN is on your right immediately after passing through customs.

If you come to CERN by car, you will need to collect a car sticker giving you access to the site with your car. We ask you to send us the license plate number of your car before the meeting so we can prepare the sticker, which you can then pick up from the CERN reception. 

Before entering the site, you can park your car in the parking lot next to the Globe across the road from CERN. Please note, however, that you are permitted to enter and leave the car park only once by default. When you have obtained your sticker you can enter and leave the CERN site throughout the meeting.

If you have a rental car and do not know the license plate number in advance, go to the CERN reception when you arrive and they can issue you a sticker. If you arrive outside of opening hours please contact us as soon as possible, and we will inform you accordingly.


A few room are available at the CERN Hostel. SINGLE with washbasin, shower, toilet: 58 CHF/night. Please make your reservation directly by email or by phone: +41 22 767 4481 as soon as you can.

Alternatively, if the CERN hostel is already fully booked, a list of hotels located in the area is also available at If you have a NICE account, you may consult the CERN Housing website for alternatives in the area that also offer the CERN rate: