All about CERN ... in 6 sentences:
Did You Know ?...
• That antimatter is routinely produced
at CERN (more than 10 million particles per second).
• That the world's largest magnet,
weighing more than the Eiffel tower, is at CERN.
• That the vacuum in the Laboratory's
accelerators is the best between CERN and the moon.
• That CERN's biggest accelerator is 27
kilometres around, and particles travelling near the speed of light lap
it over 11000 times each second.
• That CERN's detectors are the size of
• That over 1800 physicists work on the
biggest experiment being prepared for CERN's next accelerator. This
experiment will generate data at a rate about equal to everyone on
Earth simultaneously making 10 telephone calls each.
from fifty years of research 1954 – 2004 / Sciences &
Histoire – Editions Suzanne Hurter Histoire: Editions Suzanne
ultimate mirror / Fraser, Gordon. - Cambridge: Cambridge
Univ. Press, 2000. - 213 p.
· How the Web
the story of the World Wide Web / Gillies, James;
Cailliau, Robert. - Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. - 372 p.
· The quark
how Europe fought the particle physics war
Gordon. - Bristol: IOP, 1997. - 210 p.
· The search
infinity: solving the mysteries of the universe /
Fraser, Gordon; Lillestøl, Egil; Sellevåg, Inge;
Hawking, Stephen William. - New York: Facts On File, 1995. - 144 p.
These books are on sale in the reception building
... or you can read
the science fiction story by Dan Brown: Angels and Demons
There are also
two exhibition CERN sites:
If you want to learn more about CERN, you can have
a look at our general
public web pages.
Globe of Innovation is CERN's new landmark.
Entrance is free. Open: Wednesday to Saturday,
2:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Location: Across the road from the Reception