CERN, located on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, is the world's largest particle-physics laboratory. Founded in 1954, the lab is today supported by a consortium of 20 European nations and by a number of "observer states," including Japan and the U.S. Besides being responsible for many fundamental discoveries in particle physics, primarily through the use of particle accelerators, CERN is the birthplace of the World Wide Web.
CERN is a truly unique organisation. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge. Find out about CERN's Knowledge Transfer opportunities and Technology portfolio via this page's "Products" section.
People here are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and pushing the boundaries of understanding. Experts from every field come here to share in this ambition and the nature of this collaborative, international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust.
History’s being made here – and the excitement is tangible. It is the only place in the world where you can do this work in this way.
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