Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Environment and the people

CERN and the environment

CERN's environmental policy includes a commitment to minimize the environmental impact of the wide range of activities the Laboratory carries out in the course of its research.

  • Ensuring the level of environmental safety and protection specified by European standards and directives.

  • Monitoring all parameters that might reveal any impact on the environment, such as those related to atmospheric emissions, effluent water, radiation, consumption of electricity and production of waste.

  • Improving continuously its environmental performance through an Environmental Management System.

  • Informing the Host States, France and Switzerland, as well as the public of the results of its Environmental Monitoring Programme.  [info]

CERN and the People
An international spirit

The endeavour of science brings nations together towards a common goal, and many of CERN’s experiments are international collaborations. The Laboratory welcomes many visiting physicists every year from all over the world. Some may stay for a seminar, whereas others may remain for months or even years working on an experiment.

The continuous flow of visitors not only brings new ideas for physics, it also enriches the Laboratory with a unique mix of cultures. As nationalities mingle and visitors come and go, the exchange of ideas and the circulation of people is the life-blood that keeps CERN alive.

A different side of CERN, as seen through the eyes of the many physicists and engineers who are currently working here, or have spent a memorable time here. Whether these are exciting tingles of being right in the middle of the action, or precious memories of moments past, they all convey a private view of CERN that is unique and of its time, adding to the timeless spirit of the Laboratory. [info]

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