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‘Lightning talks’ from the CERN openlab summer students

Thursday, 21 July, 2016

On Monday 15 and Thursday 18 August, this year’s CERN openlab summer students will present their work in dedicated public ‘lighting talk’ sessions.

In 5-minute presentations, each CERN openlab summer student will introduce the audience to their project, explain the technical challenges they have faced, and describe the results of what they have been working on for the past few weeks.

It will be a great opportunity for the students to showcase the progress they have made so far and for the audience of people from the IT and other CERN departments to be informed about various IT projects, the solutions that the students have come up with, and the potential future challenges they have identified.

This year, the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme is hosting 39 students representing 21 different nationalities for nine weeks. 

Bachelor and master students in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and physics have come from all over the world for a summer internship at CERN, working on specialized advanced computing projects with applications in high-energy physics.

As part of the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme, the students have been also invited to attend a series of lectures given by IT experts on advanced CERN-related topics and had the opportunity to visit the CERN facilities and experiments, as well as other research laboratories and companies such as ETH Zurich,  OpenSystems, and EPFL.

The lightning talks will take place in the IT Amphitheatre (31/3-004) from 15:00 to 18:00 CEST on Monday 15 August and Thursday 18 August. Following the students’ talks, there will be an opportunity to discuss their work with them over a networking cocktail. For more information, please visit the Indico pages: 15/08/2016 and 18/08/2016.