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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- Suspension of the CERN car-sharing service July 8, 2020Suspension of the CERN car-sharing service CERN Mobility Services anschaef Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:55 CERN’s car-sharing service remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. We are taking advantage of this suspension to change service provider. Mobility.ch will therefore no longer operate this service on CERN’s […]anschaef
- Share your experience about two-factor authentication July 7, 2020Share your experience about two-factor authentication cmenard Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:25 As mentioned in a Computer Security Bulletin article, you will gradually start seeing a new web page when you log in to CERN websites. Perhaps you’ve noticed it already? If not, you certainly will over the coming months! The new login page has a […]cmenard
- European Strategy and restart: the answers to your questions July 7, 2020European Strategy and restart: the answers to your questions cmenard Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:02 On Monday, 29 June, the Director-General and the Director for Accelerators and Technology presented to the CERN community the conclusions of the June Council and the plan for LS2 and restart of the accelerators. In particular, Fabiola Gianotti elaborated on the […]cmenard
- Another agreement facilitating open-access publishing for CERN-affiliated authors July 6, 2020Another agreement facilitating open-access publishing for CERN-affiliated authors CERN Library anschaef Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:54 Thanks to CERN’s partnership with the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, our community can now benefit from a new Publish-and-read deal with Springer Nature. This agreement has been negotiated by SwissUniversities, in collaboration with the consortium. With this new contract, […]anschaef
- 9 July: the CERN Mobility Centre relocates temporarily July 6, 20209 July: the CERN Mobility Centre relocates temporarily CERN Mobility Services anschaef Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:18 Please note that the CERN mobility Centre will remain closed on 9 July (Thursday). It will reopen temporarily on 10 July (Friday) at the Mobility Workshop (building 130, next to the CERN Medical Centre), where a temporary reception area […]anschaef
- 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
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