Seb - January 6, 2023
The CERN, for Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, is an intergovernmental organization installed in Meyrin, neighboring Geneva, close to the French border. Technically, as an international organization, the CERN’s territory is neither Swiss or French. It’s a small city where the scientists of the world can live for a small time with hotel, restaurant and shops. The CERN is a physics institute well-known for its particle accelerators, especially the Large Hadron Collider which is the world largest and highest-energy particle collider, a 27 kilometers underground circle geographically shared between Switzerland and France.
The CERN detains several scientific achievements, like creating antihydrogen particles, and more recently the discovery of the Higgs boson. Also in computer science, the CERN is known for being the birth place of the World Wide Web, created in 1989-1990 by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Caillau.
The Globe of Science and Innovation, hosting a permanent exposition named The Universe of Particles. This building is a gift from Geneva.