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CERN_a_really_brief_introduction

CERN in a nutshell | 2013
by Jeff Wiener on 13 October 2014

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1949
First steps towards civilian research in the field of nuclear technology
1952
Foundation of CERN under the auspices of UNESCO in Geneva
1953
Signing of the CERN charta
1954
Completion of the ratification process of the 12 Member States
a brief introduction
CERN
C
onseil
E
uropéen pour la
R
echerche
N
ucléaire
History & Organization
Latest Research
Technology Transfer
Latest Research
Where do we come from?


What are we made of?


Where are we going?
Fundamental questions of mankind
History & Organization
Contributions from Member States in 2013
Annual budget: 1.17 billion CHF
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
2.19%
2.85%
0.28%
0.98%
1.83%
1.39%
15.52%
20.25%
1.64%
0.63%
0.31%
11.15%
4.59%
2.48%
2.90%
1.25%
0.48%
8.11%
2.75%
5.15%
13.58%
CERN Milestones
::Big Bang Theory
::Fundamental research
::Technology transfer
What’s for dinner?
Technology Transfer
“Byproducts” of fundamental research
::Touchscreens
Medical applications
::Radiation therapy
::Detectors for medical imaging
MedAustron
At the end . . .
[Woody Allen]
ARTICLE II : Purposes

The Organization shall provide for collaboration among European States in nuclear research of a pure scientific and fundamental character [...]
The Organization shall have no concern with work for military requirements and the results of its experimental and theoretical work shall be published or otherwise made generally available.
CERN meets NASA
::first treatments in 2015
::up to 1400 patients per year
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