Potential Projects


LHC@home is a volunteer computing platform for anyone to help physicists compare theory with experiment in the search for new fundamental particles and answers to questions about the Universe.

The student would contribute to the ongoing development and testing of a new web-based system "CernVM_WebAPI" that enables launching simultaneous jobs, both for MCPlots and some CERN LHC experiments, on volunteer nodes, cluster nodes and commercial cloud nodes. The candidate will be involved in running the Autumn edition of the CERN Public Computing Challenge, where these technologies will be stress-tested.

More information:

The project can start as soon as possible and should last three months.

Applications should be made using the standard MCnet application form choosing your Research Area as Outreach. In place of a research proposal, please attach a short description of your relevant experience and how the proposed project will benefit your PhD.

For more information and informal enquiries, contact Mike Seymour (MCnet) Ben Segal, Francois Grey, or Ioannis Charalampidis (LHC@home).