The name CERN is derived from the acronym for the French “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire”, or European Council for Nuclear Research. It is located in Switzerland near the border with France, between the commune of Saint-Genis-Pouilly (in the department of Ain) and the commune of Meyrin (in the canton of Geneva).

CERN, 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.

CERN’s first major scientific success came in 1984, when Carlo Rubbia and Simon van der Meer won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the W and Z bosons. In 1992, it was Georges Charpak’s turn “for invention and The development of particle detectors, in particular the multi-chamber proportional chamber.

Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists.

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