Unlike the CERN researchers I do not “sweat the small stuff”.
Correction: An original version of this article stated that CERN was on the east side of Geneva.
In July 2012, headlines screamed of the possible discovery of the “God particle” by scientists at CERN.
That boxy, black desktop, which cost CERN around $10,000 at the time, has spawned a sprawling and largely unregulated universe.
An acronym for French words meaning European Center for Nuclear Research. Supported by a consortium of European countries, CERN is an advanced scientific research institute in Geneva, Switzerland. It is one of the premier locations for particle physics research.
Note: After the year 2007, CERN will be the location of the world's largest particle accelerator.