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Following the new INSPIRE release and community feedback, we are pleased to announce the first of a series of improvements: Search results display The display of search results is improved, making it easier to read through them. Results per page Users are now able to select the number of results per page: 25, 50, 100 Read More →

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A year after releasing the INSPIRE beta version, we are delighted to announce the official release of the new, upgraded and more featureful INSPIRE. Built on top of a modern and reliable software architecture, the new INSPIRE aims at bringing the best out of the existing features while introducing new ones. Its modern, scalable and Read More →

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March 1960 – CERN welcomes its 1000th staff member

On Tuesday 22 March 1960 the growing CERN family gained a new recruit when Claude Célarier became its thousandth staff member. The young Frenchman trained as a technical draughtsman during the war, then worked in the machine-tool industry and aviation engine manufacture. In his spare time he enjoyed music, the theatre and painting. Thinking CERN might not be a bad place to continue his career, he applied, and was selected to join Mr. Horisberger's drawing office, where he set to work developing beam extraction apparatus.

 

On 23 March Célarier was welcomed to CERN with a small party, and three dozen staff members applauded as he received a commemorative scroll and two bottles of champagne from Director-General Cornelis Bakker.

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Since 2013, CERN Library has been subscribing to the Proquest Safari Technical ebooks platform which included more than 25,000 ebooks mainly in the IT domain but also in other disciplines such as management or communication. Since a few days, this access has been replaced by an access to the O’Reilly Online Learning Platform, which includes a large part of the ebooks previously on the Proquest Safari platform, with in addition a large number of videos, trainings and audiobooks. This platform is accessible with your CERN account from inside or outside CERN. Please connect to the link below, select CERN as an institution, and enter your credentials: https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/temporary-access/. The links to the old platform have been changed in the Library catalogue: http://cds.cern.ch. If you have any question or any remark to share with us, do not hesitate to contact us at: library.desk@cern.ch
CERN library event

"«Ici, devant le deuil et la promesse de la vie, je me tiens et j'avance... »
Irène Jacob, l'inoubliable interprète de La Double vie de Véronique, rapproche deux évènements simultanés et essentiels : le deuil de son père -  Maurice Jacob, qui a travaillé au département de physique théorique au CERN de 1968-2002-  et la naissance d'un enfant.

Ce texte subtil, sensible et tendre lui permet de revenir à ces deux moments où le miracle de la vie et l'infiniment grand se mêlent. La physique, les visites au CERN dans son enfance, le firmament à perte de vue, le big bang mais aussi la perception du temps, la brume des souvenirs ou les images à vif, les émotions, leurs manifestations explosives, le sommeil et les rêves irisent ce récit tout à la fois bouleversant et lumineux."

«Sur la terre comme au ciel… la comédienne interroge avec acuité sa mémoire, son corps, ses rêves, son imaginaire» (Bernard Pivot, Journal Du Dimanche)

     

"Big Bang: roman", Irène Jacob,
Albin Michel, 2019, ISBN 9782226442703

CERN library event

This modern introduction to particle physics equips students with the skills needed to develop a deep and intuitive understanding of the physical theory underpinning contemporary experimental results. The fundamental tools of particle physics are introduced and accompanied by historical profiles charting the development of the field. Theory and experiment are closely linked, with descriptions of experimental techniques used at CERN accompanied by detail on the physics of the Large Hadron Collider and the strong and weak forces that dominate proton collisions. Recent experimental results are featured, including the discovery of the Higgs boson. Equations are supported by physical interpretations, and end-of-chapter problems are based on datasets from a range of particle physics experiments including dark matter, neutrino, and collider experiments. A solutions manual for instructors is available online. Additional features include worked examples throughout, a detailed glossary of key terms, appendices covering essential background material, and extensive references and further reading to aid self-study, making this an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates in physics.

             

The book will be on sale.

Inspire news

After months of hard work, we are proud to say the conference database is now included on our INSPIRE beta website! Below, you can find more information about the redesigned features: Conference database Conference submission form Conference database Redesigned to match the new INSPIRE style, this database gathers thousands of HEP conferences taking place around Read More →

CERN library event

At 16:00 Ugo Amaldi will present the book “CERN and the Higgs boson”, by James Gillies, and its recently published Italian translation, enriched with original documents on the life and work of Edoardo Amaldi.

             

The book will be on sale.

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