The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

At CERN, our work helps to uncover what the universe is made of and how it works. We do this by providing a unique range of particle accelerator facilities to researchers, to advance the boundaries of human knowledge.

The Laboratory, established in 1954, has become a prime example of international collaboration.

Our mission is to:

  • provide a unique range of particle accelerator facilities that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge.
  • perform world-class research in fundamental physics.
  • unite people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all.
Updated: 11/14/18