Visiting CERN - the European Centre for Nuclear Research

14 Aug 2023
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Our Chair, Robert Harrison, was able to visit the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva. Established in 1954, it is based in a northwestern suburb of Geneva, on the France–Switzerland border. Currently, it has 23 members from Europe and a number of observer members from non-European countries.

CERN's main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research — consequently, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN through international collaborations. CERN is the site of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle collider.[10] The main site hosts a large computing facility, which is primarily used to store and analyze data from experiments, as well as simulate events. As researchers require remote access to these facilities, the lab has historically been a major wide area network hub. CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web.

As Liberal Democrats, we have continually supported pan-European and international cooperation in scientific affairs. LDEG is currently running a campaign to encourage the government to sign up for the European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Development Programme. 

Further details on our campaign are here.

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Robert Harrison at CERN

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