Weekly News: the CERN against COVID-19 task force is launched

Apr 14, 2020

In case you missed last weekend's news from the CERN Alumni Network, you can find it here!

The CERN against COVID-19 team has learned of several projects initiated in the physics community to design and build ventilators to address a critical need. Common to many of these is that the designs will be published under the recently updated CERN Open Hardware Licence v2https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/cern-updates-its-open-hardware-licence , so that equipment may be produced wherever there is a need, and adapted to local regulatory frameworks.

To take your mind off COVID19 and celebrate 10 years of LHC physics, read this excellent Symmetry article, “10 years of LHC physics, in numbers”  https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/10-years-of-lhc-physics-in-numbers . If you were at CERN during the past decade, you most likely contributed to the figures mentioned, at least by consuming some of the ~10 million cups of coffee drunk at CERN over the past ten years!

Finally, for those of you with an entrepreneurial dream, there’s still time to submit your project to Park Innovaare, the Swiss Business Incubation Centre of CERN Technologies, (closing date April 30) https://kt.cern/deadline/apply-swiss-business-incubation-centre-cern-technologies-park-innovaare-0


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