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Behind the Science: An exclusive look around CERN in Geneva — Episode 1

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By Claudio Rosmino
Behind the Science: An exclusive look around CERN in Geneva — Episode 1

Who are the people working behind the scenes of a scientific discovery?

Who helps and inspires scientists on their journey towards knowledge?

When breaking news happens, we usually see a scientist or a researcher on the cover pages, but how many other people are working behind them to make this possible?

CERN opened the doors of his headquarters in Geneva, exclusively to Euronews, and showed us some of the services that are essential cogs in the scientific machine when it comes to unlocking the secrets of our universe.

In each episode of our mini-series "Behind the Science", we will discover the contributions of those "hidden" people working for one of the most important physics research centres in the world.

We will guide you through their experiences by sharing their successes, challenges and passion for the job.

In the first episode, we meet Stefan Lueders, CERN’s Computer Security Officer.

He has the challenging task of keeping a huge number of computers, servers and systems secure from the constant threat of hackers. That means supervising 100,000 hard-drives, 13,000 servers (located in Switzerland and Hungary), in addition to around 40,000 devices scientists and researchers bring to work.

Stefan’s daily fight is against the dark side of the internet, so it is not surprising that he sees himself as a Jedi Knight.

Follow us behind the scenes at CERN, behind the Science…


2 - Giovanna Vandoni: Project engineer in HiLumi

3 - Katy Foraz : Leader project of coordination for the accelerator complex

4 - Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle : Director for International Relations

Additional sources • Cern