CERN

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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CERN (sɜːn)
 
n acronym for
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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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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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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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.
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