Event related inquiries

Anna Kero
Executive Producer
+358 40 519 4166

Helsinki Institute of Physics related inquiries

Professor Paula Eerola
Director, Helsinki Institute of Physics
P.O.Box 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
+358 29 415 0520

Contact information for media

Markus Nordberg
CERN Head of Resources Development
CERN 1211 Geneva 23 Switzerland
Tel. +41 22 767 7377
Mobile + 41 75 411 4452

How to get to CERN - By Car / Bus

From Switzerland

From Geneva, follow signs for Aéroport then Meyrin.
From A1 highway, take Exit 5 Meyrin, direction Meyrin.
Once in Meyrin Village, follow signs for St. Genis and take the tunnel.
800m after the tunnel, at the roundabout before the Globe, park on the right-hand side car park.

From France (département of Ain)
Follow signs for St. Genis then Genève.
Once you have passed the border, at the roundabout after the Globe, park on the left-hand side car park.


Visitors can park freely at the car park located next to the Globe of Science and Innovation.
Gate will open automatically after car plate reading (valid only for one day).
In case of problem, call the guards with the “CSA” button on intercom.
Bus drivers should park at the bus car park at the end and get an “official visit” sign from the reception to be placed behind windscreen.

By Train

From Geneva Cornavin train station
Tram – 2 to 3 CHF – 20 minutes ride
Take tram 18 to “CERN” which is the final stop between CERN Globe and Reception.
Purchase a “Tout Genève” ticket (3 CHF full-fare / 2 CHF reduced-fare) BEFORE entering the vehicle at vending machines (cash and credit card)
Note that most Geneva hotels deliver free public transport passes. Don’t forget to ask yours if you stay in a Geneva hotel.
See the public transports (link is external) web site for full details.


By Plane

From Geneva International Airport (GVA – Contrin)
Taxi – approximately 35CHF – 15 minutes ride
Public transport – Free – about 30 minutes ride
Take a one hour free public transport ticket from the machine you will find at the exit to the baggage collection hall, just before customs control.
Option 1: Take bus Y (to CERN) and get off at the CERN stop.
Option 2: Take bus 23 (to ZIPLO), 28 (to Parfumerie) or 57 (to ZIMEYSA Gare), get off at Blandonnet, then catch Tram number 18 to CERN.
Final stop CERN is located between Globe and Reception.
See the public transports (link is external) web site for full details.



Venue for the main event Thursday 2 November.

27 metres high and 40 metres in diameter, it’s about the size of the dome of Saint Peter’s in Rome! A unique visual landmark by day and by night, the Globe of Science and Innovation is a symbol of Planet Earth. It is CERN’s outreach tool for its work in the fields of science, particle physics, leading-edge technologies and their applications in everyday life.


Venue for the events on Wednesday 1 November and Friday 3 November.

IdeaSquare (in short, Ideas) is a dedicated test facility at CERN that hosts detector R&D projects, and facilitates MSc student programs. While not in peak use, it also can host special innovation-related events. Located in a technical hall (B3179) next to the Globe of Science and Innovation, it offers ad-hoc meeting space and rapid prototyping facilities for innovation-related projects

Speakers & Program

Petri Peltonen
Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Terhi Hakala
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations Office in Geneva
Sijbrand de Jong
The 22nd President of the CERN Council
Markus Nordberg
CERN Head of Resources Development
Event Program »