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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- CERN Accelerator School: Mechanical Materials Engineering | 2 - 14 November 2020 June 30, 2020CERN Accelerator School: Mechanical Materials Engineering | 2 - 14 November 2020 CERN Accelerator School anschaef Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:50 Registration is now open for the CERN Accelerator School’s course on Mechanical Materials Engineering for Particle Accelerators and Detectors, 2 – 14 November 2020, Sint-Michielsgestel, Holland. For the first time in the history of the […]anschaef
- Entrance A: return to normal opening hours June 30, 2020Entrance A: return to normal opening hours The SMB department anschaef Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:29 Please note that from Wednesday, 1 July, Entrance A of the Meyrin site (Route Bohr) will be open at the usual hours, i.e. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.anschaef
- 30 June – 3 July: only one traffic lane on Route Jentschke June 29, 202030 June – 3 July: only one traffic lane on Route Jentschke The SMB department anschaef Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:37 Please note that, due to construction work, Route Jentschke Road, near building 599, will have only one traffic lane from Tuesday, 30 June, to Friday, 3 July. Speed will be limited to 30 km/h in […]anschaef
- eBooks for all! June 26, 2020eBooks for all! CERN Library anschaef Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:49 An important role of public libraries is to ensure free access to knowledge for anyone. The open access movement, in the beginning focusing on free and unrestricted access to journals, has recently expanded its efforts to also opening up books. Already for journals, CERN took […]anschaef
- Blood donation: an essential act of solidarity June 24, 2020Blood donation: an essential act of solidarity The Medical Service anschaef Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:08 Every year, CERN hosts several blood donation sessions. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next session, which was scheduled for 14 and 15 July, will not be able to take place. However, please note that other options are available […]anschaef
- CERN fixed and mobile lines will not be able to reach some Swiss phone numbers and telecom services as of 29 June June 22, 2020CERN fixed and mobile lines will not be able to reach some Swiss phone numbers and telecom services as of 29 June thortala Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:52 Following a Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruling, some telecom services are subject to the Swiss Money Laundering Act (AMLA). As a consequence, all corporate customers in Switzerland will […]thortala
- Library reopening June 22, 2020Library reopening CERN Library thortala Mon, 06/22/2020 - 08:49 The Library desk (building 52-1-052) is going to reopen on 29 June 2020. We are going to be there to inform you at the usual opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. We ask our readers to respect hygiene measures: follow the […]thortala
- Entrance B: cyclists must exit through the access control gate June 9, 2020Entrance B: cyclists must exit through the access control gate anschaef Tue, 06/09/2020 - 21:05 As of Wednesday, 10 June 2020, cyclists will be required to use the access control gate to the right of Entrance B when they leave the Meyrin site (see map) so that their exit can be registered (which is not […]anschaef
- Preparing for retirement: seminars for staff June 9, 2020Preparing for retirement: seminars for staff HR Department thortala Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:35 If you are a staff member and considering retirement in the next one or two years, we encourage you to participate in two special seminars, organised by the Human Resources Department. Retirement marks the end of a person’s professional career and the […]thortala
- Join our first worldwide Webfest June 9, 2020Join our first worldwide Webfest thortala Tue, 06/09/2020 - 08:47 The ‘Webfest’ – CERN’s annual hackathon based on open web technologies – will take place online for the first time this year. It will be held over the weekend of 27-28 June (with a pitch session on Friday 26 June, and winners announced on Monday […]thortala
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