CERN is an international research laboratory, established in 1954 on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. Funded by 23 member states, CERN probes the fundamental structure of the particles that make up everything around us.
Its main mission is to provide a unique range of particle accelerator facilities that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge, uniting people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all. 2500 staff members take part in the design, construction and operation of the infrastructure, gathering data for a vast community of users, comprising over 12000 scientists of 110 nationalities, from institutes in more than 70 countries.
Although the core mission of the Laboratory is fundamental research in particle physics, the transfer of CERN technologies and expertise to society is an integral part of its activities, providing novel solutions in many fields, such as medical and biomedical technologies, aerospace applications, safety, industry 4.0, cultural heritage and emerging technologies.
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