The European Organization for Nuclear Research
known as CERN (/ˈsɜːrn/; French pronunciation: [sɛʁn]; derived from the name "Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire"; see History), is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Established in 1954, the organization is based in a northwest suburb of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border, (46°14′3″N 6°3′19″E) and has 22 member states. Israel is the only non-European country granted full membership.
CERN's main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research – as a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN as a result of international collaborations.
CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web. The main site at Meyrin has a large computer facility containing powerful data processing facilities, primarily for experimental-data analysis; because of the need to make these facilities available to researchers elsewhere, it has historically been a major wide area network hub.
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The Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment (AWAKE) is an accelerator R&D project based at CERN. It is a proof-of-principle experiment investigating the use of plasma wakefields driven by a proton bunch to accelerate charged particles.
A plasma wakefield is a type of wave generated by particles travelling through a plasma. AWAKE will send proton beams through plasma cells to generate these fields. By harnessing wakefields, physicists may be able to produce accelerator gradients hundreds of times higher than those achieved in current radiofrequency cavities. This would allow future colliders to achieve higher energies over shorter distances than is possible today.
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- Electric scooters and bicycles available from CERN’s Mobility Centre July 21, 2021Electric scooters and bicycles available from CERN’s Mobility Centre SCE department anschaef Wed, 07/21/2021 - 16:29 (Image: CERN) (Image: CERN)CERN has committed to a general policy geared towards protecting the environment and developing technologies to minimise the Laboratory’s impact on the climate and the local area. In this framework, the Mobility Centre has launched a […]anschaef
- COVID-19 and heatwaves July 20, 2021COVID-19 and heatwaves Medical Service anschaef Tue, 07/20/2021 - 14:20 (Image: CERN) Summer is here, with a heatwave perhaps on the horizon. Unfortunately, the virus responsible for COVID-19 is still circulating. Here are a few tips for coping with the heat whilst avoiding the risk of it contributing to the spread of the virus: (Image: […]anschaef
- CineGlobe at CERN: become a volunteer July 20, 2021CineGlobe at CERN: become a volunteer thortala Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:55 From 25 to 29 August 2021, CineGlobe – the International Film Festival inspired by science – returns to CERN for its 10th edition, on the theme (Dis)Orders of Magnitude. Programme The programme includes screenings of short and feature films at the Globe of Science […]thortala
- Blood donation: urgent appeal to blood donors July 20, 2021Blood donation: urgent appeal to blood donors Medical Service anschaef Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:08 The summer has arrived, and the blood donation campaign in France and Switzerland has started. Until the context allows us again to organise a campaign here at CERN, we would like to inform you of the different places where you can […]anschaef
- Change of dates and venues of the CERN Accelerator School July 19, 2021Change of dates and venues of the CERN Accelerator School thortala Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:54 Please note that the CERN Accelerator School has adapted to the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic by relocating to Chavannes de Bogis, in Switzerland. The school will take place from 25 September to 8 October 2021. It was originally […]thortala
- Exceptional closure of the O'délices cafeteria from 2 to 6 August July 16, 2021Exceptional closure of the O'délices cafeteria from 2 to 6 August Département SCE thortala Fri, 07/16/2021 - 11:52 Please note that the O'délices cafeteria located in building 774 on the Prévessin site will be exceptionally closed from Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August. Thank you for your understanding.thortala
- Library welcome desk staffed again starting from 19 July July 14, 2021Library welcome desk staffed again starting from 19 July thortala Wed, 07/14/2021 - 13:58 The Library welcome desk (building 52-1-052) is going to be staffed again as of Monday, 19 July 2021. A librarian will be at on duty from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bookshop will reopen on the same […]thortala
- Transportation of components for the ATLAS detector – traffic disruptions to be expected on Route de Meyrin on 2 and 6 July from 10 to 11 a.m July 1, 2021Transportation of components for the ATLAS detector – traffic disruptions to be expected on Route de Meyrin on 2 and 6 July from 10 to 11 a.m thortala Thu, 07/01/2021 - 15:19 An old and a new "small wheel" will be transported between the Meyrin site to Point 1 of the LHC as part of […]thortala
- Save the date: Scientific Symposium on the occasion of the 50 years anniversary of Hadron Colliders at CERN – 14 October 2021 June 29, 2021Save the date: Scientific Symposium on the occasion of the 50 years anniversary of Hadron Colliders at CERN – 14 October 2021 thortala Tue, 06/29/2021 - 16:54 On 27 January 1971, beams collided for the first time in the world’s first hadron collider, the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR), changing the course of high energy particle […]thortala
- Make a difference at CERN’s global Webfest June 29, 2021Make a difference at CERN’s global Webfest Andrew Purcell thortala Tue, 06/29/2021 - 16:32 The Webfest – CERN’s annual hackathon based on open web technologies – will take place on the weekend of 21-22 August (with a pitch session on Friday, 20 August, and winners announced on Monday, 23 August). The hackathon is open to […]thortala
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