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Organization information
Formation29 September 1954
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
Membership21 member states and 7 observers
Director GeneralRolf-Dieter Heuer

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research ( ), known as CERN (c-eniconˈsɝn; -frsɛʁn; see History), is an international organization whose purpose is to operate the world's largest particle physics laboratory, which is situated in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco Swiss border ( ). Established in 1954, the organization has twenty European member states.

The term CERN is also used to refer to the laboratory itself, which employs just under 2400 full-time employees/workers, as well as some 7931 scientists and engineers representing 608 universities and research facilities and 113 nationalities.

CERN's main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. Numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN by international collaborations to make use of them. It is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web. The main site at Meyrin also has a large computer centre containing very powerful data-processing facilities primarily for experimental data analysis and, because of the need to make them available to researchers elsewhere, has historically been a major wide area networking hub.

The CERN sites, as an international facility, are officially under neither Swiss nor French jurisdiction. Member states' contributions to CERN for the year 2008 totaled CHF 1 billion (approximately - 664 million).

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Market Intelligence Center--Cerner (NASDAQ: -CERN-) closed Tuesday's trading session at $109.91. In the past year, the stock has hit a 52-week low of $72.05 and 52-week high of $116.14. Cerner stock has been showing support around $107.78 and resista - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:03:05 GMT+00:00
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American Banking News--Shares of Cerner Corp (-CERN-) are trading up 3% today. The stock previously closed at $109.91 and last traded at $113.42. Shares of CGG Veritas (CGV) are trading up 3% today. The stock previously closed at $33.02 and last traded at - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:07:22 GMT+00:00
Antimatter shows promise in killing cancer cells - Tweet this news instruments used at -Cern- to do physics experiments are aimed at solving riddles about the universe and about matter. But sometimes the very sensitive detectors developed at the site near Geneva to measure physics, result in useful bypro - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:30:33 GMT+00:00
Israel Joins Prestigious International Physical Research Org - Arutz Sheva Tweet this news
Arutz Sheva--The Cabinet has approved Israel's membership in -CERN- (European Organization for Nuclear Research), the largest scientific organization of its kind in the world. -CERN's- area of interest is chiefly physics, and it has created the - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:46:55 GMT+00:00
European Space Agency website and FTP servers hacked - Help Net Security Tweet this news
Help Net Security--Judging by the email addresses, a number of users seem affiliated with the -CERN- science institute, BAE defense systems, and a great number of European universities. According to The Register, an ESA spokesman has revealed that the hac - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:33:01 GMT+00:00
Gov't OKs joining that most exclusive scientific club, CERN - Jerusalem Post Tweet this news
Jerusalem Post--The cabinet approved on Sunday Israel's joining of -CERN-, the Center of European Nuclear Research, which is the world's largest scientific organization in the field of physics. The country has thus received additional internatio - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 18:26:48 GMT+00:00
CERNER HAS THE HIGHEST GROSS MARGIN IN THE HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ... - Tweet this news (NASDAQ:-CERN-) has gross margin of 81%, a sales growth of 7.3%, and trailing 12 months sales of $1.9 billion. Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) has gross margin of 73.6%, a sales growth of 15.4%, and trailing 12 months sales of $11.1 millio - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:20:32 GMT+00:00
Cerner (CERN) Could Break Through $107.51 Resistance Level - Market Intelligence Center Tweet this news
Market Intelligence Center--Cerner (NASDAQ: -CERN-) closed Monday's trading session at $106.01. In the past year, the stock has hit a 52-week low of $72.05 and 52-week high of $106.12. Cerner stock has been showing support around $103.23 and resistan - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:43:18 GMT+00:00
'God particle' may be discovered soon - Irish Times Tweet this news
Irish Times--THE LARGE Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (-Cern-) in Switzerland is working so well that it may discover a mysterious particle years ahead of schedule, one of its lead scientists has said. Belfast-born Dr St - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:59:59 GMT+00:00
If No Single Scientist Openly Contradicts My Results: Why No Public Debate? - Lifeboat Foundation (blog) Tweet this news
Lifeboat Foundation (blog)--The fact that -CERN- currently continues in defiance of a Cologne court's request to first admit a scientific safety conference is equally baffling, since again the public appears to have the right to know. While -CERN- ke - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:11:58 GMT+00:00

Financing (Budget 2009) : The Large Hadron Collider
Member state Contribution Mil. CHF Mil. EUR
Germany 19.88 % 218.6 144.0
France 15.34 % 168.7 111.2
United Kingdom 14.70 % 161.6 106.5
Italy 11.51 % 126.5 83.4
Spain 8.52 % 93.7 61.8
Netherlands 4.79 % 52.7 34.7
Switzerland 3.01 % 33.1 21.8
Poland 2.85 % 31.4 20.7
Belgium 2.77 % 30.4 20.1
Sweden 2.76 % 30.4 20.0
Norway 2.53 % 27.8 18.3
Austria 2.24 % 24.7 16.3
Greece 1.96 % 20.5 13.5
Denmark 1.76 % 19.4 12.8
Finland 1.55 % 17.0 11.2
Czech Republic 1.15 % 12.7 8.4
Portugal 1.14 % 12.5 8.2
Hungary 0.78 % 8.6 5.6
Slovakia 0.54 % 5.9 3.9
Bulgaria 0.22 % 2.4 1.6
Total 100 % 1098.6 724.0

Financing (Budget 2009) : The Large Hadron Collider
Maps of the history of CERN membership

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Acceleration structure
LINAC 2 (p) * LINAC 3 (Pb) * Proton Synchrotron * Proton Synchrotron Booster * Super Proton Synchrotron

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