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CERN

1.
European Laboratory for Particle Physics; formerly called European Organization for Nuclear Research: an international research organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Origin
< French, for C(onseil) e(uropéen pour la) r(echerche) n(ucléaire)
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  • Current complex CERN operates a network of six accelerators and a decelerator.
  • Under the CERN treaty, no taxes are payable when such transfers are made.
British Dictionary definitions for CERN

CERN

/sɜːn/
noun acronym
1.
Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire; an organization of European states with a centre in Geneva for research in high-energy particle physics, now called the European Laboratory for Particle Physics
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CERN in Culture

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An acronym for French words meaning European Center for Nuclear Research. Supported by a consortium of European countries, CERN is an advanced scientific research institute in Geneva, Switzerland. It is one of the premier locations for particle physics research.

Note: After the year 2007, CERN will be the location of the world's largest particle accelerator.
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CERN in Technology
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The European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Swizerland.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World-Wide Web while working at CERN.
Other notable computing developments at CERN include ADAMO, Application Software Installation Server, CERNLIB, cfortran.h, CHEOPS, CICERO, Cortex, EMDIR, HBOOK, LIGHT, NFT, PATCHY, PL-11, Schoonschip, SHIFT, and ZEBRA.
CERN Home (http://cern.ch/).
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CERN

French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Organization for Nuclear Research, now known as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics)
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