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Dear HSSG Members,
Please see the following announcement regarding a special opportunity at
the upcoming Interim meeting in
Chair, IEEE 802.3 Higher Speed Study Group
Please forward this announcement to your groups meeting in
802.1 & 802.3 Colleagues-
During our meeting week in
opportunity to see a presentation on the CERN, the world's largest particle
physics laboratory (and also the place where the world wide web was born!).
CERN continues as a leading edge implementer of very high speed networking,
on both a local and wide area basis. By special arrangement, this
presentation will be given at ITU and will start during the Wednesday lunch
hour. The room location will be announced later: This presentation will be
open to all meeting attendees.
- 12.30 - 13.30 hrs, at the ITU:
The talk will cover:
"What CERN is"
"What CERN does"
"Networking at CERN"
and will be given by David Foster
Communication Systems Group Leader at CERN
After the talk, there will be a tour CERN's underground ATLAS detector
- 13.30 - 14.00 hrs: transfer from the ITU to the ATLAS experiment
- 14.00 - appr. 15.15 hrs: Visit of ATLAS experiment (http://atlas.ch/)
- appr. 15.15 hrs - 15.45 hrs: transfer back to ITU
Unfortunately, the tour portion is limited to 50 people (maximum of a
groups size for safety reasons).
Because of this (and the expected high level of interest) there will be a
lottery/drawing to determine who gets to go on the Atlas tour.
Most Session chairs have arranged their busy sessions to make the best
accommodation in their agenda for this in spite of the tour's overlap with
Wednesday afternoon session
The lottery sign-up will be via the web. Go on-line at:
to enter. One entry per registrant. Entries will be checked for duplicates.
In the unlikely event that all space are not taken by the 802.1 and 802.3
membership we will fill the remaining spaces with family members. There is
provision for you to enter their names when you sign up. The web site will
close sometime Sunday afternoon, so enter now. You will need your meeting
registration number to sign-up and also to claim your seat on the bus.
I will conduct the drawing this coming Sunday evening. Winners of the
lottery will be notified by e-mail early Monday morning.
For any questions in advance or at the meeting, please get in touch with me.
My special thanks to the many people who spent a lot of extra time and
effort to put this event together.