Correction: An original version of this article stated that CERN was on the east side of Geneva.
Unlike the CERN researchers I do not “sweat the small stuff”.
In July 2012, headlines screamed of the possible discovery of the “God particle” by scientists at CERN.
That boxy, black desktop, which cost CERN around $10,000 at the time, has spawned a sprawling and largely unregulated universe.
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.