Lightning talks by CERN openlab students on 14 and 16 August

Want to learn about the exciting projects the CERN openlab summer students have been working on? Then come along to the “lighting talk” sessions on Tuesday, 14 and Thursday, 16 August. The students will each give five-minute presentations on their projects, explaining the technical challenges they have faced and describing their results so far. Topics covered in the students’ projects this summer include machine learning, distributed computing, data analytics, and “the internet of things”.

This year, the CERN openlab summer student programme is hosting 41 students — representing 22 different nationalities — for nine weeks. Undergraduate and Masters students in computer science, mathematics, engineering and physics have come from all over the world to spend a summer at CERN working on advanced computing projects with applications in high-energy physics.

As part of the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme, the students have also been 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 organisations.


The lightning talks will take place in the IT Amphitheatre (31/3-004) from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 August and from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 August. Following the second session, there will be an opportunity to discuss the students’ work with them over drinks and snacks. For more information, please visit the Indico pages for the two sessions: 14/08/2018 and 16/08/2018.