Help the United Nations share world history

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League of Nations in the Digital Age is a crowdsourced project where you classify scanned documents from the archives of the League of Nations, the predecessor of the United Nations from 1919 to 1946, to enable online research of this dramatic period in world history.

Help CERN simulate fundamental physics

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LHC@Home is a crowdsourced computing project where you donate idle time on your computer to help physicists compare theory with experiment, in the search for new fundamental particles and answers to questions about the Universe.


On the occasion of the Swiss Digital Day, taking place on 21 November 2017, the academic partners of digitalswitzerland have organized a challenge to highlight and encourage public participation in the global research done by international organizations in Switzerland.

Using crowdsourcing technologies, University of Geneva (UNIGE), University of Zurich (UZH), ETHZ and EPFL are joining forces to promote two digital citizen science challenges proposed by CERN and the United Nations. Learn more about the projects below, and join them during the Swiss Digital Day to show the power of online collaboration, in Switzerland and around the world!

The Swiss Digital Day Public Challenge is a joint initiative between the Zurich Citizen Science Center, a UZH-ETHZ collaboration, Citizen Cyberlab, an initiative coordinated by UNIGE, with project partner EPFL.

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