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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- Apply for the first quantum-computing hackathon at CERN in October! September 17, 2019Apply for the first quantum-computing hackathon at CERN in October! anschaef Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:45 Are you interested in learning more about quantum technologies and where it could take us? Do you enjoy collaborating on solutions to challenging problems? Then apply for the first Quantum Futures Hackathon at CERN, held at CERN IdeaSquare from Friday […]anschaef
- Conference: Mobility @ CERN | 20 September September 17, 2019Conference: Mobility @ CERN | 20 September anschaef Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:24 You are encouraged to attend the conference on mobility at CERN on: Friday, 20 September at 11.00 a.m. CERN Main Auditorium (500-1-001) The talk will be given in English by Lluis Miralles, head of the SMB department CERN has launched a process to establish […]anschaef
- Closure of the inter-site tunnel: 6 September September 4, 2019Closure of the inter-site tunnel: 6 September The SMB department anschaef Wed, 09/04/2019 - 09:56 Due to renovation work, the Meyrin inter-site tunnel will be exceptionally closed to traffic on Friday, 6 September 2019. Thanks for your understanding.anschaef
- Inscriptions ouvertes pour ‘Élargis tes horizons’ September 3, 2019Time to register for ‘Expanding Your Horizons Geneva’ camonnin Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:50 Saturday, 16 November, 2019, "Expanding your Horizons Geneva" (EYH) will hold its sixth biennial science event for young girls to encourage them to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The event will be held at the University of Geneva (Uni Mail). […]camonnin
- Journées portes ouvertes du CERN : inscrivez-vous comme volontaire ! September 2, 2019CERN Open Days: still time to become a volunteer cmenard Mon, 09/02/2019 - 15:38 We are still short of volunteers for the CERN Open Days on Sunday (especially in the afternoon). Sign up before Friday, 6 September, and join 2700 volunteers in sharing your enthusiasm for fundamental research and its applications. More than 150 activities […]cmenard
- Restaurant opening hours over the Jeûne genevois weekend September 2, 2019Restaurant opening hours over the Jeûne genevois weekend anschaef Mon, 09/02/2019 - 14:06 Over the Jeûne genevois weekend, from Thursday, 5 September to Sunday, 8 September inclusive, all restaurants and cafeterias will be closed EXCEPT: Restaurant 1, open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. every day. Restaurant 3, open from 7.45 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. […]anschaef
- “La nuit est belle!”: a night without street lighting September 2, 2019“La nuit est belle!”: a night without street lighting anschaef Mon, 09/02/2019 - 14:00 CERN is taking part in Geneva’s first ever switch-off of street lighting on 26 September. The “La nuit est belle” project is aimed at raising awareness about the impact of light pollution resulting from excessive artificial lighting. No fewer than 109 […]anschaef
- Help us design a more comfortable and efficient library space August 30, 2019Help us design a more comfortable and efficient library space camonnin Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:53 We are considering a future redesign of our premises. Our objective is to offer more ergonomic workspaces, adapted to the needs of our users. That is why we are conducting a survey. From 20 August to 6 September 2019, please […]camonnin
- Intelligence and Ethics in Machines – Utopia or Dystopia? August 12, 2019Intelligence and Ethics in Machines – Utopia or Dystopia? achintya Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:12 (Image: CERN) On Wednesday, 21 August, Vivek Nallur will give a talk on ethical issues related to artificial intelligence. His talk will be held in the main auditorium at 10.30 a.m. The presentation, which has been organised by CERN openlab, will […]achintya
- Closure of Route Fermi in the direction of Entrance B: 19-23.08 August 12, 2019Closure of Route Fermi in the direction of Entrance B: 19-23.08 The SMB department anschaef Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:58 Due to roadwork, the pedestrian crossing of Route Fermi along building 311 will be closed from 19 to 23 August. During this period, Route Fermi will be closed in the direction of Entrance B. Thank […]anschaef
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