There’s No Such Thing as a Fish… At CERN

Guest post by James Gillies

Left to right: James Harkin, Anna Ptaszynski, Dan Schreiber and Andrew Hunter Murray, collectively the QI Elves, pose for selfies at CMS. Their guide, CMS physicist Dave Barney, is on the far left.


On Friday 31 May, some of the writing team behind the cult UK TV panel show, QI, visited CERN to find inspiration before a live show in Geneva that night.

Friends, BBQs and the Universe

By Joshua Beirer

As a physicist in my early career, I felt incredibly happy when I was informed last March that I was selected as a future participant of the highly selective and renowned Summer Student Programme at CERN. At that time, I already had worked within the ATLAS Collaboration for the scope of my Bachelor’s thesis, but I had never actually worked in situ.

The best of my CERN Summer Student's experience

By Gaia Grosso

My name is Gaia and I have joined the CMS collaboration for three months as Summer Student at CERN. I completed my Bachelor in Physics in 2017 at the University of Padua and I am now attending a Master in Physics at the same institution. I had a great opportunity to take part in research work related to the use of machine learning to develop new statistical tools for detecting signals in particle physics.


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