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CERN in 3 minutes

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CERN in a nutshell or What is CERN ?

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, 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 and how it works. At CERN, the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco--Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 20 Member States. Show less
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Hangouts with CERN Play

A Hangout with CERN is a virtual tour where we plan to show you around CERN, visit experimental sites and speak with physicists, engineers and more. But most importantly, we want to answer your questions.

The weekly "Hangout with CERN" sessions will be broadcast live on CERN's Google+ and YouTube pages. You can post your questions in advance, either in the comments below each event invitation on Google+ or on Twitter to @CERN with the hashtag #askCERN. We'll pick the best ones to answer and we may even invite you to participate in the live hangout!

Please note: The "Hangout with CERN" sessions provide an informal exchange between the staff and users of CERN and members of the public. Hangouts are recorded live and recordings are retained on Google+, YouTube and the CERN Document Server. CERN does not necessarily support the views expressed during the hangout by the participants. As with any live recording, there is the possibility of errors in information. All participants must adhere to Google's policies and principles for Hangouts On Air.
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