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CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership, through which CERN collaborates with leading ICT companies and other research organizations. Together we work to accelerate the development of cutting-edge ICT solutions for the research community.

Upcoming events

: Quantum Computing for High Energy Physics

Time: 8:30 AM Location: CERN, Main Auditorium (500-1-001) Location in CERN maps:

The ambitious upgrade programme for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will result in significant challenges related to information and communications technologies (ICTs) over the next decade and beyond. It is therefore vital that we — members of the high-energy physics (HEP) research community and beyond — keep looking for innovative technologies, so as to ensure that we can continue to maximise the discovery potential of the world-leading research infrastructures at our disposal. Technologies related to quantum computing hold the promise of substantially speeding up computationally expensive tasks.

You can also see our upcoming and past events in our calendar.

A word from the Director-General

CERN openlab is now embarking upon a new three-year phase. Together with its collaborators from research and industry, CERN openlab is working to accelerate the development of the innovative systems needed to meet the unprecedented ICT challenges posed by CERN’s current and future scientific programme.

Fabiola Giannoti, CERN Director-General

Read the full text in our 2017 annual report

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