CERN

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Coordinates: 46°14′03″N 6°03′10″E / 46.23417°N 6.05278°E / 46.23417; 6.05278

European Organization
for Nuclear Research
Organisation européenne
pour la recherche nucléaire

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Formation 29 September 1954
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Membership 21 member states and 7 observers
Director General Rolf-Dieter Heuer
Website cern.ch
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CERN is a research institute near Geneva, Switzerland. The name stands for Centre Européen de Recherche Nucleaire (European Centre for Nuclear Research). CERN was founded in 1954. Today 21 nations are members of the organisation. It is the world's biggest laboratory for particle physics. About 2600 people work there full time, and over 7800 scientists from about 500 universities and research institutes work there in total.

The Large Hadron Collider, the largest particle accelerator in the world, is at CERN.