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.
Advanced Wakefield Experiment by cern
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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- Disruption at Entrance A until 28 September September 16, 2020Disruption at Entrance A until 28 September SMB Department anschaef Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:46 Due to ongoing work in the CERN clubs area, disruption at Entrance A is likely until 28 September. Access to the site via this entrance might occasionally be restricted at short notice. We regret that it will not always be possible […]anschaef
- Flu vaccination campaign at CERN in October September 16, 2020Flu vaccination campaign at CERN in October CERN Medical Service anschaef Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:20anschaef
- Just a few days left to donate annual leave days in support of CERN against COVID-19 September 15, 2020Just a few days left to donate annual leave days in support of CERN against COVID-19 HR Department thortala Tue, 09/15/2020 - 17:32 In June 2020, the Director-General appealed to our sense of solidarity by encouraging CERN employees – staff and fellows – to donate some of their leave days. Their monetary equivalent is used to […]thortala
- New website of the Scientific Information Service September 15, 2020New website of the Scientific Information Service CERN Library thortala Tue, 09/15/2020 - 16:17 The new website of the Scientific Information Service is online! It can be accessed from: https://scientific-info.cern/. The new structure better reflects the variety of services we provide: CERN Archive, INSPIRE, Library, Publishing and Open Science. The website has been fully redesigned and […]thortala
- Still time to see Tomo Savić-Gecan’s artworks in Geneva! September 15, 2020Still time to see Tomo Savić-Gecan’s artworks in Geneva! anschaef Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:49 Work by Croatian artist Tomo Savić-Gecan is being exhibited at the Sculpture Garden Biennale until 30 September 2020, at three locations in the centre of Geneva (Park des Eaux-Vives, Park La Grange and Quai Gustave-Ador). Tomo Savić-Gecan is displaying two works […]anschaef
- Gradual return of services on the CERN site September 15, 2020Gradual return of services on the CERN site The SMB department anschaef Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:19 Novae restaurants and cafeterias: The kiosk at the entrance of R1 has reopened. The microwave ovens are now available for use. In order to spread out restaurant users as much as possible, a wider range of services is being […]anschaef
- 17 - 18 September: Entrance A closure September 15, 202017 - 18 September: Entrance A closure The SMB department anschaef Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:19 Due to ongoing work in the CERN clubs area, Entrance A (at the junction between Route de Meyrin and Route Bohr) will be closed to all pedestrians and vehicles, including bicycles, from 8.30 a.m. on Thursday 17 September to 12.00 […]anschaef
- Inverted CERN School of Computing: 28 September – 2 October September 14, 2020Inverted CERN School of Computing: 28 September – 2 October Sebastian Lopienski thortala Mon, 09/14/2020 - 16:43 The 13th “Inverted” CERN School of Computing (iCSC 2020) will take place as an online event from 28 September to 2 October (in the afternoons). An excellent programme is planned, consisting of lectures and hands-on exercises selected from […]thortala
- Contribute to resilience to climate change through the Crowd4SDG project September 11, 2020Contribute to resilience to climate change through the Crowd4SDG project thortala Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:59 CERN takes part in the European project Crowd4SDG (www.crowd4sdg.eu), which aims to explore how citizen science can track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and to study how grassroots innovation can help achieve such progress. The scope focuses on the […]thortala
- Route Democrite now open (one-way only) September 7, 2020Route Democrite now open (one-way only) The SMB department anschaef Mon, 09/07/2020 - 12:52 Route Democrite is now open to traffic, but as a one-way street in front of buildings 158 and 17 until 15 November 2020 (see map). During the road closure, there may be delays on circuit 1 of the shuttle service, and […]anschaef
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