- European Laboratory for Particle Physics; formerly called European Organization for Nuclear Research: an international research organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Origin of CERN
< French, for C(onseil) e(uropéen pour la) r(echerche) n(ucléaire)
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That boxy, black desktop, which cost CERN around $10,000 at the time, has spawned a sprawling and largely unregulated universe.World Wide Web Turns 25
March 12, 2014
In July 2012, headlines screamed of the possible discovery of the “God particle” by scientists at CERN.Give It Up for the Other Nobel Prize Winners
October 12, 2013
Correction: An original version of this article stated that CERN was on the east side of Geneva.The Higgs Boson: Why You Should Care
July 6, 2012
Unlike the CERN researchers I do not “sweat the small stuff”.God: Great Job On Finding My Particle!
God, David Javerbaum
July 6, 2012
- Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire; an organization of European states with a centre in Geneva for research in high-energy particle physics, now called the European Laboratory for Particle Physics
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After the year 2007, CERN will be the location of the world's largest particle accelerator.
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