The CERN REU is exclusively for students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. Students from any university are welcome. We do not consider high school students. Due to limitations of our sponsor, we can not consider undergraduate students who are currently not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Foreign students should check this page at CERN.
Project topics and project selectionThere are new projects every summer. Projects are distributed after admission and before arrival to CERN. Examples for previous projects can be found here.submit letters on your behalf. In exceptional cases, if you believe that your academic letters are not sufficient and that a letter from a different person (high school, non-academic employment, coach, etc) will give additional valuable information, you may add this letter.CERN) is the world's leading laboratory for high energy research located in Geneva Switzerland. There are ~10,000 scientists of ~600 institutions from ~100 countries currently doing their research at CERN. Experimental particle physics requires advanced particle accelerators, experiments to use the beams from the accelerators, and increasingly sophisticated computing facilities to analyze the results. Major breakthroughs in accelerator, detector and computing have been achieved at CERN since its establishment in 1954, among them the World Wide Web. An introduction about CERN can be found by clicking here, the video introduction 'CERN in 3 minutes' can be found here. email@example.com for further information.
If you do not have a passport, please apply for one as soon as possible. No visas are required for most US citizens if you stay for less than 90 days. If you are a permanent resident and need to have a visa to enter Switzerland, please let us know. We need to arrange an invitation letter from the ATLAS (http://atlassec.web.cern.ch/atlassec/Secretariat.htm). This letter will then be mailed to you so that you can contact the nearest Swiss embassy to apply for the visa.
Students' travel to CERN will be arranged by the student office at the University of Michigan. The ticket will be purchased from our travel agent at Conlin Travel and charged directly to the NSF grant that funds your participation in the program. If you purchase an airline ticket yourself we will not be able to reimburse you.
here. The objects and classes are discussed in Chapter 6.
ROOT is the data analysis tool developed by CERN, you can look at CERN's website at https://root.cern.ch/drupal/, user's guide can be found at https://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/root-users-guide-600. Some short introductions of ROOT can be found at http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/~philipvd/0904_root_course.pdf, http://www-root.fnal.gov/root/CPlusPlus/index.html.
here, and the CERN hostel website, where participants stay, can be found here.
Our students will stay in CERN hostels, building 38, 39 and 41. The CERN cafeteria is building 501, and the ATLAS/CMS office buildings are building 40 and 42. The main CERN building is building 50 where you can find ATM machines and stores. The library is building 52. All buildings are within walking distance.
here. We will hold a sign "UM-CERN-REU Program", and since we want to make sure that we pick up all of you from the airport, please wait for us (and do not take the bus to CERN yourself) even if you do not find us immediately.here. Another website that contains useful information for US LHC visitors can be found by clicking here.
Public transportation around the Geneva area is excellent if you live relatively close to the city. Complete information on schedules, routes and how to get from point A to point B can be found on the TPG website. Single-ride tickets can be purchased at the machines at each stop. BEWARE: these machines DO NOT GIVE CHANGE. You can also purchase a yearly or monthly pass. Yearly passes can be purchased through the CERN Staff Association. Monthly passes can be purchased at the main train station (Cornavain). If you are at CERN short term and staying in a hotel in Switzerland, they can provide you with a free TPG pass for the duration of your stay.
Please read this page to find more information for phone calls at CERN: http://uscms.web.cern.ch/uscms/Telephone101.html. All CERN phones have a 5-digit internal number that can be called directly from outside by dialing 00+41-22-76xxxxx from abroad or 022-76xxxxx from Switzerland. CERN GSM/Mobile phones are 6-digit numbers in the 16xxxx form. You can call these directly from CERN photons. When calling from outside CERN dial country code if necessary and then dial 76-487-xxxx.
CERN is an international lab, most people just wear casual clothes; the final presentation will be recorded and will later be available on the internet, will be good to bring some formal clothes with you also. The temperature difference between days and nights is large, will be good to bring some warm clothes with you also.
The voltage that Switzerland used is 220 V, and if the electronics you have only can work with 110 V, it will not work here. Switzerland uses a different electrical outlet than much of the rest of Europe. The two pins are narrower and spaced slightly further apart. The receptacles are built so that the full plug has to fit, not just the pins. The standard long oval shaped converters often will not fit. A picture of the Swiss plug and socket can be found at http://www.about.ch/various/power_outlet.jpg. It will be good for each of you to prepare one or two for the electronics you bring with you.
Money and Credit card:
It will be good to bring a few hundred US dollars with you so that you can get some CHFs at least for the first few days. There are ATM machines close to your hostel, but they will charge some extra service fee for that. Also you may not be able to use your credit card abroad, will need to call your credit card company to inform them that you will stay at Europe for the next three months and need to use your credit card abroad.
The postal address at CERN is:
1211 Geneva 23
Information for the CERN High school teacher program for US participants is available on QuarkNET. Please contact Ken Cecire, Kenneth.W.Cecire.firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information. Additional information can also be found at http://hst.web.cern.ch. QuarkNET will release a program announcement shortly after the New Year.
The 2017 teacher program will run from July 3 to July 23.