Field of Science:Physics
Website / Blog:www.cern.ch
About my Work:
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter Ă˘â‚¬â€ť the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.
The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.
Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the FrancoĂ˘â‚¬â€śSwiss border near Geneva. It was one of EuropeĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s first joint ventures and now has 20 Member States.
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As CERN continues to evolve through changing times, its goal of pure research continues to contribute to science and technology. From Nobel Prize winning physics to the World Wide Web. From 1954 to the here and nowĂ˘â‚¬Â¦
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About my Institution:
The convention that established CERN in 1954 clearly laid down the main missions for the Organization.
Primarily, the Convention states;
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“The Organization shall provide for collaboration among European States in nuclear research of a pure scientific and fundamental character (...). The Organization shall have no concern with work for military requirements and the results of its experimental and theoretical work shall be published or otherwise made generally availableĂ˘â‚¬Âť.
Today it is the contents of the nucleus Ă˘â‚¬â€ś the basic building blocks of the Universe Ă˘â‚¬â€ś that provide the key to unlock the frontier of fundamental research, but CERNĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s main mission remains essentially the same.
The Convention also states that CERN shall organize and sponsor international co-operation in research, promoting contacts between scientists and interchange with other laboratories and institutes. This includes dissemination of information, and the provision of advanced training for research workers, which continue to be reflected in the current programmes for technology transfer and education and training at many levels.
* Research: Seeking and finding answers to questions about the Universe
* Technology: Advancing the frontiers of technology
* Collaborating: Bringing nations together through science
* Education: Training the scientists of tomorrow