You are cordially invited to join the Oxford and Cambridge Dining Club of Geneva for a dinner and talk on 26th January at the restaurant of the Château de Penthes, Pregny.

The guest speaker will be Dr. David Myers, an English physicist with CERN. His after-dinner talk: "CERN: What and Why?" will be illustrated with slides and last for about 20 minutes, after which he will be pleased to answer questions. His talk will aim to give a brief, non-technical overview of what CERN does and a personal perspective as to why.


Château de Penthes
18 chemin de l'Impératrice
1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland


CHF 70.- per person
(Includes dinner, wine, mineral water, and coffee)
To be paid in cash to the restaurant on arrival   

No-shows will be charged unless cancellation is received by 21 January at 12 noon.


Register By Email

Please register by Friday, January 21 at 12 noon via email to Philip Selby indicating you are a Chicago Booth graduate and copy Jonathon Whatley in your response.

Deadline: 1/21/2011


7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Aperitif and networking

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Dinner followed by talk by Dr. David Myers

Speaker Profiles

David Myer (Speaker), CERN

David Myers holds a doctorate in High Energy Physics from the University of Liverpool. He came to CERN as a Research Fellow in 1973. Working in informatics, he helped to introduce much new technology which later became  ubiquitous, including 3D Computer Graphics, Object-Oriented Computing, and Personal Workstations. He started the project which provided the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments (about 9,000 physicists from 60 countries), and many accelerator sub-systems, with a unified control system. Recently he was responsible for managing CERN's computer security.


Jonathon Whatley, '96 (EXP-1)