Welcome to the CERN Hub

CERN was established after the Second World War by a handful of Europe’s leading scientists and diplomats with a mission to bring excellence in scientific research back to Europe and foster peaceful collaboration among nations. With many mysteries of the fundamental nature of the Universe still to be unravelled, CERN is preparing to continue this inspiring journey of exploration.

We like building things and breaking things. We like talking about the universe and particles, but we also like a bunch of other things.

From mechanics, data science, software engineering, international relations, firefighting to our plans for a weekend in the mountains and lakes.

We like people like us, and we love people that are not like us.

Experienced or not, whatever your field of expertise, let’s meet and make CERN a place like nowhere else on Earth. Take part!

We recruit from all STEM disciplines.

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CERN recruit students across a range of computing and engineering disciplines.
The convention establishing CERN was ratified on 29 September 1954 by 12 countries in Western Europe.
The name CERN is derived from the acronym for the French "Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire".
The World Wide Web, invented at CERN in 1989 by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee, has grown to revolutionise communications worldwide.
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The heart of CERN’s accelerator chain

In 1957, CERN staff moved into the new buildings on the Meyrin site in Geneva, and the rooms were rapidly filled with equipment for the Proton Synchrotron (PS).

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The Laboratory takes shape

Geneva was chosen as the site of the CERN Laboratory at the third session of the Provisional Council in 1952. The city’s central position in Europe, its neutrality during the war and the fact that it was already home to international organisations played a decisive role.

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