On 20 September 2021 Switzerland introduced new rules for entering the country. See below for details.
Both France and Switzerland currently require Covid-19 certificates to gain entry to certain places including bars and restaurants. Information about how to obtain such certificates can be found via links on the Users office website home page https://usersoffice.web.cern.ch/ .
The ISOLDE newsletter for 2021 is now available below.
Visa for taking up residence in France or Switzerland only for UK citizens:
If you are coming for less than 90 days per period of 180 days:
No visa or work permit required for France or Switzerland but a convention d’accueil will be required (equivalent to a work permit). The teamleader of the person coming to CERN should contact Jenny as early as possible to request preparation of the convention d'accueil. This document has to be signed by the French authorities and, at present, this process is taking about 3 weeks.
ALL Users require approval email to come on site (Only applies if CERN Covid level is 3 or 4 https://hse.cern/covid-19-information )
At the 2020 ISOLDE Workshop and Users Meeting held on-line 26-27 November, the CAEN sponsored prizes for the Best Young Speaker were awarded to O. Poleshchuk and P.T. MacGregor while the Best Poster prize was given to S. Kraemer.
On Thursday 27th November 2020, a ceremony was held as part of the ISOLDE Workshop to present the Lise Meitner Award to K. Blaum, B. Jonson and P. Van Duppen. The online ceremony was attended by nearly 200 people which shows the very high esteem in which the winners are held.
The latest CERN Courier has a feature article of recent ISOLDE highlights. Read it here: https://cerncourier.com/a/exploring-nuclei-at-the-limits/
The aim of the ISOLDE-EPIC workshop is to bring together the ISOLDE community with the CERN teams providing (proton and RIB) beams to ISOLDE in order to discuss the next upgrades of CERN’s low-energy nuclear physics facility, by making use of the LIU upgrades that are currently being realized (2 GeV protons at PS Booster, higher proton intensities from LINAC4).
This workshop aims to bring together the present and prospective ISOLDE user community to review the status of the ISOLDE experimental programme and to discuss future plans and ideas. This year's event will be held online and will prioritize young (PhD and post-doc) speakers, to present their latest (preferably published) results from low-energy and accelerated beam experiments at ISOLDE. For more details about abstract submission and registration see https://indico.cern.ch/event/928868/