CERN* operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and among its +2500 staff members you can also find over 30 TU alumni! Join our first alumni gathering in Geneva which will be opened by Ms Hedda Samson, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Switzerland.
During this event you will also have a chance to hear updates from TU Delft, TU/e, Twente, and Wageningen, as well as enjoy a 'borrel' mixer with fellow alumni – a great way to start accessing our shared ‘DEAN’** network in Switzerland of 2200+ local graduates including over 500 in the Geneva - Lausanne area!
An optional guided tour of the CERN IdeaSquare will take place from 16:00 till 17:30hr where you can visit a special test facility hosting detector research and development projects involving also TU MSc student programmes. Only 25 spots are available so make sure to select this extra option on the registration form.
Date: Tuesday November 19th
15:30-17:30, Optional access to the IdeaSquare (limited to 25 people)
17:00-17:30, Guided tour of the CERN visitors centre
18:00-18:10, Opening by the Dutch Ambassador to Switzerland Hedda Samson
18:10-18:20, Brief interview with co-organizers from NIKHEF & IA-Netwerk (RVO)
18:20-18:40, Presentation by the TU Alumni Offices
18:40-19:00, Talk by Arjan Verweij, Senior applied physicist: Superconducting accelerators at CERN: the LHC and beyond
19:00-19:05, Audience Q&A
19:05-19:25, Student Panel – internship perspectives
19:30-21:00, Borrel (drinks/appetizers)
Location: CERN, Esplanade des Particules 1 1217 Meyrin
To take part in this event, please register via this online form before November 4th which will ensure you receive further updates.
Unable to attend but interested in perhaps joining future local activities for alumni in the Geneva area? Please update your contact details via the form as well so we can keep you up-to-date!
*ABOUT CERN: The mission of CERN is to help uncover what the universe is made of and how it works. This is done by providing a unique range of particle accelerator facilities to researchers, to advance the boundaries of human knowledge. The Laboratory established in 1954 has become a prime example of international collaboration. CERN's main focus is particle physics – the study of the fundamental constituents of matter – but the physics programme at the laboratory is much broader, ranging from nuclear to high-energy physics, from studies of antimatter to the possible effects of cosmic rays on clouds. For more information visit the CERN website.
**ABOUT DEAN: The Dutch Engineers Alumni Network of TU Delft, TU/e, Twente, and Wageningen launched its activities in 2014 and currently has communities in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Nordics, Spain and Switzerland.