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What Is CERN?
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What Is CERN?

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, operates the world's largest particle physics laboratory. Located on the border of France and Switzerland, it is best known for its Large Hadron Collider, the discovery of the Higgs boson, and for being the birthplace of the World Wide Web. Explore the science being done at CERN, beginning with this video introduction.

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CERNLand

CERNLand

CERN operates the Large Hadron Collider. Explore CERNLand, their flash website, including some fun games that let you get up close and personal with the LHC. More...

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Higgs Boson Hunters

Higgs Boson Hunters

This elementary particle has been sought after for 50 years. In July 2012, researchers at CERN announced that they think they've found it. More...

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National Geographic
ALICE: A Large Ion Collider Experiment

ALICE: A Large Ion Collider Experiment

Take an in-depth look at one of CERN's experiments— ALICE, an acronym for A Large Ion Collider Experiment. ALICE led to major developments in measuring what happens when particles smash into each other in the Large Hadron Collider. More...

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CERN Experiments

CERN Experiments

CERN investigates an incredible range of phenomena, including cosmic rays, the structure of hadrons, and antiprotons. Find out more about these experiments. More...

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Microboy Game

Microboy Game

CERN really does find subatomic particles, not usually through the power of flight, but that's a minor technicality, right? Collect your own particles...from your very own rocket ship! More...

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ALICE Photo Gallery

ALICE Photo Gallery

Check out this photo gallery of the ALICE experimental facility. Everything from the experimental tool to the broader facility was captured by photographers. More...

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ATLAS Virtual Visit

ATLAS Virtual Visit

Take a virtual tour of the ATLAS experiment, another investigation into what happens when protons collide in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. More...

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Inside CERN with an LHC Scientist

Inside CERN with an LHC Scientist

What would it be like to work at the Large Hadron Collider and search for the Higgs boson? Find out in this interview with Dr. Paul Jackson. More...

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CNET
Peter McCready: CERN Virtual Tour

Peter McCready: CERN Virtual Tour

Peter McCready has created a virtual tour of many of the far-flung CERN facilities. Click on an image to learn more about it. More...

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Step Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Step Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Located at CERN in Switzerland, the LHC is one of the most impressive research tools ever created. Tour part of this amazing machine, which helped scientists find the elusive Higgs boson particle. More...

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