Oct 1 – 14, 2018
Tel Aviv University and Bnei Dan Hostel
Asia/Jerusalem timezone

CSC 2018 Live!

CSC 2018 Movie

The CSC 2018 Movie is out! Enjoy: https://videos.cern.ch/record/2644374

Exam Results

The following students have passed the CSC exam with distinction!

33 points out of 33:

  • Patrick Emonts (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany)
  • Dmitrii Neverov (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Sebastian Wozniewski (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

32 points out of 33:

  • Mikkel Bjorn (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Marcus De Beurs (Nikhef, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Paul Gessinger-Befurt (CERN and JG University Mainz, Germany)
  • Niklas Nolte (Technical University of Dortmund, Germany)
  • Benjamin Rottler Albert (Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Stefan Wunsch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

31 points out of 33:

  • Eric Edward Corrigan (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Michael Eliachevitch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Bernhard Hohlweger (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Nikitas Kotsolakos (CERN)
  • Alexander Leopold (LPNHE Paris, France)
  • Vojtech Pacik (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

My warmest congratulations to all,
Sebastian Lopienski, School director.

Photo contest results

Saturday, October 13th

A big thank you to the jury: Joelma, Luisa and Niklas for selecting the following winning photographs:

School spirit: Vaggelis Motesnitsalis

Sports: Christian Michelsen

Surprising: Gabriel Gallardo

Landscape: Vaggelis Motesnitsalis

Artistic: Christian Michelsen

[Special category] Beach backflips: Riccardo Poggi

Closing Dinner

Saturday, October 13th

Today is already our last dinner together:(

Let's enjoy and have fun:)!

We are leaving Bnei Dan at 7:30pm to go to Herzliya and have our lunch at Derbi Bar, during which we will have the pleasure to have George Samaan performing for us.

  • Bring your sweater, we will be at the terrasse.

Bus back to Bnei Dan is scheduled for 10:30pm. For the one wishing to stop at Tel Aviv beach, we will have a stop on the way back.

Photo Contest

Thursday, October 11th at 10:21

Amateur photographer? Here is your chance to unveil your talent to the world!

¡¡ Enter the CSC Photo Contest !!


  • No more than 5 photos per person.
  • A jury member can submit photos.

Photos will be judged across 4 categories:

  • Surprising & humourous
  • Sports, activites & excursions
  • Artistic
  • School spirit

How to submit

1) Go to the CSC 2018 photo gallery at https://csc-photos.web.cern.ch/csc-photos/CSC2018/ and select Upload



2) Select yourself as the photographer and click Apply


3) For each photo that you want to submit, select it and copy the URL


4) Paste the URL(s) into an email and send it to Nikos and Joelma at computing.school@cern.ch

Traditional CSC football match this afternoon

Is starting at 16:15 and will take place in the park next to the river. Please fill in the survey and enjoy the time with us. If you do not want to play, no problem we will encourage the players and have a good time.

Nikos is organizing the matchs and will soon come to us with more information.

Uploading videos

Wednesday, October 10th at 10:00

Please upload your movies / video clips here: https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/bwsIQip2cxemElu.

Dead sea and Jerusalem visit - Tuesday 9th October

Monday 8th October 2018

Our excursion will start at 8:30! (as usual, bus in front of the hostel, please be on time).

We are going to enjoy a floating time at Dead Sea.

Our advises: don't shave on the day as the salt may hurt your skin, when floating do not dive in the dead sea as the salt can also burn your eyes.

For the sea, bring: swim clothes, towel, sunglasses, hat, sun cream, water bottle etc.

Light lunch will be served at one of the Dead Sea clubs and after we will be leaving to Jerusalem (bus at 2pm).

Jerusalem trip

We will enjoy a guided tour at the Amazing old city. 

Put on comfortable shoes and clothes (if possible covering yours knees and shoulders).



We will take the bus at 7pm to go for another delicious meal at a restaurant near to Jerusalem.

Bus back to Bnei Dan is leaving Jerusalem at 9pm.

Slides for more details

Special sports afternoon

Saturday 6th October 2018

Beach tomorrow afternoon!

We are leaving Bnei Dan at 13:45 (by bus) to go kayaking,  ab, surfing, playing volleyball, etc. at Gordon beach.

After the sports, we will certainly be hungry and by 6pm, we are going to Tel Aviv new port for a dinner at Shipudey Hatikva Grill restaurant: https://goo.gl/maps/YnPRvPyNVHN2

We need to bring:

  • Swim costume, and a wetsuit (if you have one or a t-shirt that you can swim with), towel, sunglass, sun cream, etc…

The bus is booked for a return to Bnei Dan by 20:30.

Wednesday 3rd

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

After a day with several interesting lectures/exercises and a short free/sports time.

Tonight we are having a great  and a delicious dinner at Japanka!

Bus is leaving Bnei Dan hostel at 7:30pm and we will be back by 10pm. Looking forward to enjoy this nice dinner with you all.

If you decide to not join, please email (before 6pm): computing.school@cern.ch

For tomorrow (October 2nd)

Don't forget to fill in the survey: https://indico.cern.ch/event/681081/manage/surveys/884/ (deadline today 8pm)

If you choose to go to the swimming pool -> don't forget your swimwear

Arrival Day information

Monday 1st October 2018

Hi, we are at the CSC secretariat on the 1st floor of Bnei Dan-central building (above the reception), waiting for you if you have not registered yet for the school. 

You will get your CSC badge and welcome pack from me (Joelma).

Food Today

Dinner will be served at 7:30pm in Bnei Dan restaurant (room next to the reception)

Welcome to Israel, Tel Aviv and CSC 2018

Monday, October 1

Dear all - welcome to the CERN School of Computing 2018!

This year we have 71 participants with 25 different nationalities:

Austria, China, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom

… representing 41 different institutes:

AGH University of Science and Technology, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Austrian Academy of Sciences, BUAP University of Puebla, Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, CEA Saclay, CERN, Center for High Performance Computing, Charles University, China Institute of Atomic Energy, DESY, Helsinki Institute of Physics, INFN and Politecnico di Torino, INFN and University of Padova, INFN-CNAF, Imperial College London, JG University Mainz, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, LPNHE Paris, Lund University, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Nagoya University, Niels Bohr Institute, Nikhef, Technical University of Dortmund, Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Vienna, Tel Aviv University, University of Birmingham, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Copenhagen, University of Geneva, University of Goettingen, University of Oslo, University of Oviedo, University of Oxford, University of Science and Technology, University of Seville, University of Zurich, Vilnius University

I am sure you will appreciate this diversity, and the opportunities it brings.

Enjoy the School!

Sebastian Lopienski, CSC director

Welcome to CSC 2018 Live!

Friday 28 September 2018

"CSC 2018 Live!" (this page) is the live blog/information-sharing channel of the organisers (Sebastian, Joelma, Nikos and the lecturers) with students during the School.

This is the place where we will post official information (schedule updates, links to surveys, logistics details of various activities) but also the fun stuff (pictures from social activities, sport competition results etc.). So please visit this page often.

I hope that you are as excited as we are to come to the sunny Tel Aviv in just a couple of days! :-)

Have a safe travel - Sebastian, Joelma and Nikos