28 August 2017 to 1 September 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

Social Programme

Monday 28

- Beer and Cheese for students and young postdocs, organised outside the CERN site by the LAAC

Tuesday 29

- Poster Session, Pas Perdus, 1st floor of the Main Building.

- Special seminar by David Reitze in the Main Auditorium. See programme.

Wednesday 30

- Poster Session, Pas Perdus, 1st floor of the Main Building.

Thursday 31

We have organized several visits of the CERN site as follows:

  • 15h00 to 17h00, two groups to visit ATLAS and SM18
  • 16h00 to 18h00, two groups to visit the Synchrocyclotron and ATLAS

- Dinner at Grand Hotel Kempinski, quai du Mont-Blanc in Geneva, facing the lake. More details to come.

The ATLAS Visitor Center has a permanent exhibit with interactive screens outside the Control Room and a 3D movie which explains how the detector works and why the collaboration pursues its quest for fundamental knowledge. CERN also has two permanent exhibitions Universe of Particles and Microcosm that provide unique experiences in understanding the secrets of matter and exploring the mysteries of the universe.
ATLAS Visitor Centre
SM18 :
The SM18 facility at CERN is a world leading magnet test  facility for testing magnets and instrumentation at low temperature (1.9 K up to 80 K) and up to high currents (20 kA). Due to its wide infrastructure and long expertise it is has unique capabilities to to carry out: tests for instrumentation and superconducting magnets in vertical or horizontal test benches, magnetic measurements of all types of accelerator magnets.
The 600 MeV Synchrocyclotron (SC), built in 1957, was CERN’s first accelerator. It provided beams for CERN’s first experiments in particle and nuclear physics. In 1964, this machine started to concentrate on nuclear physics alone, leaving particle physics to the newer and more powerful Proton Synchrotron.
The SC became a remarkably long-lived machine. In 1967, it started supplying beams for a dedicated radioactive-ion-beam facility called ISOLDE, which still carries out research ranging from pure nuclear physics to astrophysics and medical physics. In 1990, ISOLDE was transferred to the Proton Synchrotron Booster, and the SC closed down after 33 years of service.