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openlab's Summer Student Programme 2012

About openlab's Student Programme 2012

What it is, what it aims at

How to apply 2012

Application period is open till 30th March 2012 and applications must be submitted to

When to come 2012

Possible dates of stay

Programme of lectures 2012

A special series of  lectures given by CERN experts from mid-July to early August, on advanced CERN-related topics. The programme will be made available in due time

Programme of visits 2012

The programme is being developed at the moment

List of openlab summer students 2012

List of students and titles of their projects will be made available during the summer


Located just outside Geneva, straddling the border between Switzerland and France, CERN is the world’s leading particle physics research institute.

CERN explores what matter is made of and what holds it together by accelerating protons to a fraction under the speed of light and then smashing them together. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has just started and is expected to generate some 15 million gigabytes of data per year.

More than ever, CERN will be a particularly thrilling place this summer!

Through close collaboration with leading industrial partners, CERN acquires early access to technology well before it reaches the general computing market. CERN openlab is the framework for evaluating and integrating cutting-edge IT technologies and services. Together with our partners, HP, Intel, Oracle and Siemens, we have R&D activities on:

- Computer Server Platforms and Related Software

- Large Scale Databases

- Automation and Controls Software

- Cloud Computing

- Wireless Networks Research

By joining the CERN openlab Student Programme, you will work with some of the latest hardware and software technologies and see how advanced IT solutions are used in high energy physics.

You will have the opportunity to attend a special series of lectures given by CERN IT experts on advanced CERN-related topics and to visit the laboratory facilities and experiments.

The CERN openlab Student Programme is much more than just a summer at CERN. It can lead to follow-on projects in your home institute at bachelors', masters' or Ph.D. level. It may even inspire you to become an entrepreneur in cutting-edge computing technologies.


Open up your mind and apply!




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