CERN Accelerating science

Lecture 12: Volunteer computing

Date: 
Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 -
15:00 to 16:00

Brief description: “With LHC@home you can actively contribute to the computing capacity of the Laboratory !” claimed a recent article in the CERN bulletin (http://cds.cern.ch/record/2151943?ln=en). Indeed, the volunteer computing program which was setup for CERN 50th anniversary gradually developed to allow volunteers to help in all the fields of activities : LHC beam simulation, theory, experiments. The history and basic ingredients of the LHC@home project will be developed, and students will be given all the tips needed to become a “CERN ambassador”, stay in touch and even contribute remotely when they will be back home. 

Speaker's short bio: Claire Adam-Bourdarios is a French physicist working on the ATLAS experiment. She is the current co-ordinator of the Outreach group, which oversees communication, educational programs and various partnerships with artists, scientists from other disciplines and - recently - citizen sciences experts.