Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 CERN openlab summer-student programme has been cancelled. We do, however, have a range of exciting online educational activities lined up for the summer.


Online hackathon

CERN's annual 'Webfest' will be held online on the weekend of 27-28 June. As always, the event is open to all. Find out more (including how to register) here: https://webfest-online.web.cern.ch/.

Online coaching

We are pleased to announce that we are able to provide mentoring for a small number of those people originally selected for the 2020 edition of our summer-student programme. This is currently foreseen for around a dozen students. Selections have been made based on the practical feasibility of working with certain technologies at distance, as well as on the availability of supervisors.

Online tutorial

Alpaka Parallel Programming.
Event link: https://indico.cern.ch/event/912156/
Dates: 29 June 2020 to 3 July 2020.

Building scalable and reliable monitoring system by Nikolay Tsvetkov, a computing engineer at CERN.
Event link: https://indico.cern.ch/event/930896/
Dates: 9 July 2020.

Introduction to High-Performance Computing with GPUs by Ahmad Siar Hesam of CERN openlab.
Event link: https://indico.cern.ch/event/926251/
Dates: 14 July 2020.

A plea for better computer security by Stefan Lueders, CERN computer security officer.
Event link: 
Dates: 15 July 2020.

Q&A sessions

At 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC) on 16 and 30 July, there will also be opportunities to ask your questions to computing experts at CERN. If you have ever wanted to ask a question about how scientists at CERN turn data into discoveries, join us at one of these sessions.
16 July: https://indico.cern.ch/event/932557/

30 July: https://indico.cern.ch/event/932558/

Online conference

The event below, orgasnised by members of our research community, is one that may be of interest to students.

Event link: https://www.scipy2020.scipy.org/
Dates: 6 July 2020 to 12 July 2020.

Online lecture programme

Recordings of lectures from last year's programme are available via the links below. These will soon be added to our event calendar.

Opening live lecture explaining all the lecture programme:

Computing in HEP by Maria Girone, chief technology officer at CERN openlab. 
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/825684/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2721017

Evolution in Computing Hardware by Sverre Jarp, honorary staff at CERN, former CTO at CERN openlab. 
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/831811/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2721999

Evolution in Computing Hardware - Part 2 by Andrzej Nowak, management consultant and entrepreneur.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/831853/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683861

Computer Security overview by Stefan Lueders, CERN computer security officer.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/920110/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2719289

DAQ: Filtering data from 1 PB/s to 600 MB/s by Tommaso Colombo of the LHCb Experiment.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/825688/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681294

From raw data to physics results by Paul James Laycock of the Belle II Experiment and Brookhaven National Laboratory, US.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/829969/
Video 1: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2682788
Video 2: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683008
Video 3: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683244

Computer security in 2019 by Sebastian Lopienski, CERN deputy computer security officer.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/825691/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681341

Introduction to machine learning by Michael Aaron Kagan of the ATLAS Experiment and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, US.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/831643/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681770

Introduction to HPC with GPUs by Ahmad Siar Hesam of CERN openlab.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/829978/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683426

Deep learning, hands-on by Sofia Vallecorsa, a physicist at CERN openlab.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/827972/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683695

How to build a large-scale agent-based simulator by Lukas Breitwieser of CERN openlab and the BioDynaMo project team.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/829976/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2686659

Containers and Orchestration with Docker and Kubernetes by Ricardo Brito Da Rocha and Spyridon Trigazis, both of the CERN IT department's Compute & Monitoring group.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/827661/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681769

Quantum computing for high-energy physics applications by Federico Carminati, CERN openlab CIO.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/825700/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681989

Closing live lecture:

If you are interested in particle physics, engineering and computer science, make sure to check out the MS and NMS summer student lecture programme here:

If you would like to find out more about technical work of CERN openlab, please check out one of our latest workshops here: