CERN Alumni Weekly News | Second Collisions, Networking Tables, BRIL installation, LHC, Science Gateway

In this week's CERN Alumni Weekly Digest, we feature another speakers from the upcoming CERN Alumni Second Collisions event (1-3 Oct), and we invite you to facilitate the discussions from our virtual networking tables. We also announce some updates on the LHC and BRIL experiments and show you the progress of the Science Gateway project. 

Meet Daniel Verdú, CERN Alumni Second Collisions speaker, who encourages you to join him at the upcoming event. His first professional experience with the ALICE experiment led him to a prominent Hyperloop project and now to data science, specialising in AI.
“I am sure it will be a weekend with plenty of fascinating and inspirational stories about how a professional experience at CERN has influenced people’s careers in so many different ways but with the same goal of accelerating science".
Reserve your (online) place now:

The event will also feature virtual networking tables offering opportunities to connect and knowledge share. Are you interested in facilitating some of the discussions at Second Collisions: If so, please contact

After long months of preparation, the Beam Radiation, Instrumentation and Luminosity (BRIL) group has completed the installation of three instruments dedicated to the measurement of luminosity and beam conditions:

From the CERN Courier, “Hunting anomalies with an A.I. trigger”, Jennifer Ngadiuba and Maurizio Pierini describe how ‘unsupervised’ machine learning could keep watch for signs of new physics at the LHC that have not yet been dreamt up by physicists:

Finally, construction of Science Gateway, CERN’s new scientific education and communication hub designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Brodbeck-Roulet architectes associés, is proceeding apace.

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