CSC 2022

43rd CERN School of Computing
4 -17 September 2022
AGH / IFJ PAN
Kraków, Poland

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Kraków, Poland

The 43rd CERN School of Computing (CSC 2022) is organized in collaboration with University of Science and Technology (AGH), together with Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN).


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The two week programme consists of more than 50 hours of lectures and hands-on exercises, covering three main themes: physics computing, software engineering, and data technologies.

Academic programme

Physics Computing

  • Introduction to Physics Computing
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science tools for interactive exploration

Software Engineering

  • Software Design in the Many-Cores Era
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Creating Secure Software

Data Technologies

  • Data Management
  • Data and Storage Technologies
  • Data Visualization

Additional lectures

  • Heterogeneous Programming
  • When Internet history meets philosophy
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity

Optional CUDA training

  • Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA C/C++

Students who pass the final examination will receive a diploma from CSC, as well as 6 ECTS credits from AGH / IFJ PAN.

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) engineers and scientists, working at CERN or at other research institutes, with experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities, and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.



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tCSC security 2022

Thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC security 2022)
19-25 June 2022
MEDILS – Split, Croatia

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Split, Croatia

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tCSC security 2022

This school is organized by CERN in collaboration with the University of SplitAssuming a positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Split, Croatia, and be hosted at the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (MEDILS) Conference Centre. The Centre is a historical renovated building situated in a wooded and landscaped park located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a few kilometres from the centre of Split. (However, if the pandemic situation doesn’t allow traveling or physical presence, the school will be moved to online format.)

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tCSC 2022

10th Thematic CERN School of Computing
1-7 May 2022
IES Cargèse, Corsica – France

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place at IES Cargèse, Corsica – France

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The 10th Thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC 2022) will take place on 1-7 May 2022. The programme will focus on Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures, covering areas ranging from computer architectures to parallel and optimised software, and heterogeneous programming (CPU, GPU, HPC etc.). Academic programme :

Technologies and Platforms

  • Introduction to efficient computing
  • Hardware evolution and heterogeneity
  • Data-oriented design
  • Summary and future technologies overview

Parallel and Optimised Scientific Software

  • Writing parallel software
  • Modern programming languages for HEP
  • Optimizing existing large codebase
  • Practical vectorization

Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Scientific computing on heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming for GPUs
  • Performant programming for GPUs
  • Design patterns and best practices

Additional lectures

  • Preparing for the HL-LHC computational challenge
  • Student presentations session

Provided the health situation allows it, the school will be hosted at the Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC). The Institute is located on the west coast of the French island of Corsica, 50 km north of Ajaccio and its international airport. (However, if the pandemic situation doesn’t allow traveling or physical presence, the school will be moved to online format.)

The School is aimed at postgraduate students, engineers and scientists with a few years’ experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applications from all nationalities and encourage everyone who is qualified to apply. Limited financial support may be available.


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tCSC autumn 2021

9th thematic CERN School of Computing
10-16 October 2021
MEDILS
Split, Croatia

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Split, Croatia

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The 9th thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC) theme is “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures”

tCSC Autumn 2021 is organized in collaboration with the University of Split Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) and is hosted at the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (MedILS) Conference Centre. The Centre is a historical building situated in a wooded and landscaped park, located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a few kilometers from the center of Split.

Academic programme

Technologies and Platforms

  • Introduction to efficient computing
  • Data-oriented design
  • Hardware evolution and heterogeneity
  • Summary and future technologies overview

Parallel and Optimised Scientific Software

  • Writing parallel software
  • Modern programming languages for HEP
  • Optimizing existing large codebase
  • Practical vectorization

Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Scientific computing on heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming for GPUs
  • Performant programming for GPUs
  • Design patterns and best practices

Additional lectures

  • Preparing for the HL-LHC computational challenge
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity
  • Student presentations session

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) students, engineers and scientists with few years experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.



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tCSC spring 2021

8th thematic CERN School of Computing
14-18 June 2021
online event


The 8th thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC) theme is “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures”  – see the academic programme for more details.

Academic programme

Scientific and computing challenges in fundamental physics

Technologies and Platforms

  • Introduction to efficient computing
  • Hardware evolution and heterogeneity
  • Data-oriented design
  • Summary and future technologies overview

Parallel and Optimised Scientific Software

  • Writing parallel software
  • Modern programming languages for HEP
  • Optimizing existing large codebase
  • Practical vectorization

Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Scientific computing on heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming for GPUs
  • Parallel cross-architecture programming
  • Design patterns and best practices

Additional lectures

  • Student presentations session
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) students, engineers and scientists with few years experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities and encourage all qualified persons to apply.


School information on Indico

More information including registration details, academic programme information, organisation, application procedure and deadlines.

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Student says

tCSC 2018, CSC 2017

“I have applied to the CERN School of Computing in 2017 as a physics PhD student, following the advice of my supervisor.

I was sure I am going to learn a lot but I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical about the social aspects, so 2 weeks seemed long to me. However, it turned out to be one of the best experiences I had during my PhD. I have learned so much during the 2 weeks of intense lectures and hands on exercises. Because of the final exam that we had to take it took it to another level and I was really able to acquire new skills that proved to be useful in my scientific career.

And I was so wrong about the social aspects! The other participants, as well as the organisation team were amazing. I have met a lot of new friends and enjoyed exploring Madrid with them. To this day I have several good friends from that school and I have also met some brilliant scientists that I was able to collaborate with.

I sincerely suggest you to apply to this school because I think it is a perfect mix of hard work and pleasure.”

Student says

Stefanie Kirschenmann

Helsinki Institute of Physics

CSC 2019

“The CSC was an amazing and valuable experience for me and I am extremely happy that I was able to participate in this extraordinary school.

During the two weeks, a diversity of interesting and difficult topics were covered, contributing to a marvelous, but tightly packed, program. This made the program also quite demanding, which is why it was vital to have such a wonderful group of teachers and fellow students.

I very much enjoyed the warm atmosphere in this international and multicultural environment and started friendships that I hope will last a lifetime.

Many thanks to the great organizers, teachers and the entire CSC 2019 group!”

Student says

Lorena Lobato Pardavila

Fermilab, Scientific Data Services

iCSC 2017, tCSC 2016, CSC 2013

“I am proud of saying I’ve participated in the three types (CSC, tCSC and iCSC) and I had an amazing experience in each of them.

I could broaden my knowledge in Physics Computing, Software Engineering, and Data Technologies, learning from great experts in the fields.

Moreover, being surrounded by international people from different scientific centers who became good friends afterward, made CSC one of the best useful, great, and fulfilling schools I ever had the opportunity to attend.”

Student says

CSC 2019, tCSC 2019

“The CERN School of Computing was an important step towards understanding how physicists and software engineers can productively grow as a team.

With excellent organisers and professors, the lectures were up to date, engaging as well as practically significant.

I personally loved the experience of having intellectually stimulating conversations with all the experts and getting relevant feedback on current trends in research.”

Student says

CSC 2018

“Taking part in the CERN School of Computing had been for me the opportunity to investigate and explore new areas as well as sharpen my knowledge of topics I was already acquainted with in a very nice and friendly atmosphere.

I really enjoyed the multicultural environment and the possibility of exchanges with domain experts.”