“CERN probes the fundamental structure of particles that make up everything around us, using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments.”

CERN’s work helps to uncover what the universe is made of and how it works. They do this by providing a unique range of particle accelerator facilities to researchers, to advance the boundaries of human knowledge.

The Laboratory, established in 1954, has become a prime example of international collaboration.

CERN mission is to:

  • provide a unique range of particle accelerator facilities that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge.
  • perform world-class research in fundamental physics.
  • unite people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all.
  • Director general: Fabiola Gianotti
  • Director for Finance and Human Resources: Raphaël Bello
  • Director for Accelerators and Technology: Mike Lamont
  • Director for Research and Computing: Joachim Mnich
  • Director for International Relations: Charlotte Warakaulle

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