For some lesser informed in the general public CERN seem to appear out of nowhere. Of course the reality is far more long term in its history than an early blip in technological progress. Starting way back in 1952 onwards, this was even before its official foundation in 1954.
CERN's main function was to provide particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. many experiments have been conducted at CERN through international collaborations. The main site at Meyrin hosts a large computing facility,this is primarily used to store and analyse data from experiments and run simulated events.
many important achievements in particle physics have been made through the efforts @ at CERN. some of these are the following list:
1973: The discovery of neutral currents in the Gargamelle bubble chamber.
1983: The discovery of W and Z bosons in the UA1 and UA2 experiments.
1989: The determination of the number of light neutrino families at the Large Electron–Positron Collider (LEP) operating on the Z boson peak.
1995: The first creation of antihydrogen atoms in the PS210 experiment.
1999: The discovery of direct CP-violation in the NA48 experiment.
2010: The isolation of 38 atoms of anti-hydrogen 2011: Maintaining anti-hydrogen for over 15 minutes
Researchers have remote access to the facilities this results in the lab being a major wide area network hub. CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web. the laboratory, in 2016 had 2,500 scientific, technical, and administrative staff members, and hosted about 12,000 users. In the same year, CERN generated 49 petabytes of data.
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