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CERN

World's largest particle physics lab;
World Wide Web designed and launched

CERN's Large Hadron Collider
CERN's Large Hadron Collider
This new particle accelerator 'squeezes energy into a space about a million million times smaller than a mosquito.'
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CERN in French stands for Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, known in English as the European Council for Nuclear Research. It is a consortium of twenty nations, including most European nations (Western and Eastern), as well as others such as Russia, the United States, Japan, India, Israel, and Turkey.

On This Very Spot in 1989, British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote the hypertext code that made the World Wide Web possible.

On This Very Spot August 6, 1991, the world's first website was put online. Fittingly, the site explained what the World Wide Web was and how to create a website.

On This Very Spot CERN operates a network of six particle accelerators.

On This Very Spot on September 10, 2008, the first particle collision tests took place. There was some controversy surrounding these tests, as some scientists apparently feared they would create one or more Black Holes that would destroy the world.

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Location: Northwest of Geneva straddling the Swiss/French border.

Nearest Major Airport: Geneva International Airport

Nearest Rail: Geneva


Latitude: 46.230570; Longitude: 6.059060



 
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