SNV Story No. 10: CERN

Unravelling the mysteries of the universe

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. The scientists at CERN aim to uncover the fundamental laws of the universe. The CERN research centre was founded in 1954 and is located in Geneva.

CERN’s 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, and
  • unite people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of every
  • one.

To give non-physicists an insight into this complex subject, the SNV Swiss Association for Standardization spoke to three different experts on the subjects of software development, robotics and fibre optics and how they affect our everyday lives.

Thank you to Axel Naumann and the team at CERN for making our visit possible.

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