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European Researchers Night

Post by josch222 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:02 pm

There is an article in "The Bulletin" about an event called "European Researchers Night"
on 24 September.
http://cdsweb.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulle ... 8271?ln=en

It looks like there will be a web-cast from CERNs Globe and ATLAS control room.
Symmetrymagazine has some additional information:
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/breakin ... r-a-night/
(US-based timing)

Yesterday there was a press-release which contains links to the web-casts in
4 languages:
http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressRel ... 7.10E.html

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Re: European Researchers Night

Post by CharmQuark » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:24 pm

I like this :thumbup:
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Re: European Researchers Night

Post by CharmQuark » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:41 pm

BUMP :shhh:
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Re: European Researchers Night

Post by josch222 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:04 pm

Update:

Here is the link to the web-cast, it will start in about 3 hours:
http://webcast.cern.ch/researchersnight/

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Re: European Researchers Night

Post by Harbles » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:35 pm

And sadly every time I went to webcast it was in Italian.

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Re: European Researchers Night

Post by CharmQuark » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:05 pm

me too :problem:
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Re: European Researchers Night

Post by josch222 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:43 am

Sorry, maybe I should have written another post, pointing out that the
part in English started about 22:00.
I was a bit disappointed too as I realized that all of the 3 channels where either
Italian, French or Dutch (the latter I'm able to understand a bit, but it is somewhat tiring)

Checking again later, I saw the "anglais a partir de 22h" on the "Direct du CERN" button and so I came back around that time and indeed they talked mostly English.
At least they should have used English for this information. The whole organization looked
chaotic, there were different sites with differing or missing information about the event and at least two sites with a streaming window.

A short summary of the evening:
First I saw Georges Smoot in a teleconference link from Paris, then there was a guy from the theoretical physics department at CERN answering questions from the audience,
I think he did this very well, followed by some live music by "AlpineKat" performing the famous LHC-Rap.
The next was a teleconference with two German physicists from the "Ice Cube" neutrino observatory at Antarctica explaining the experiment and some aspects of living near the
south pole. They were asked about "The 300 Club" and explained whats behind:
When the air temperature falls below -100°F they heat up the sauna to 200°F and take a session. Then they go outside for a short run around the south pole.
The moderator wanted to know if they do this without clothes, the answer
was that at least shoes play an important role ;-)
http://theglobalguy.com/world-travels/a ... e-300-club
After this they switched to Kennedy Space Center to scientists involved in the AMS.
But it was getting late and they increasingly used Italian again, so I went for a visit
at my favorite Irish pub and met a waitress I had not seen for some months.
She is a medical student who made a practical course in Namibia.
Learning about her experience was a nice completion of the day.

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