European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

What is European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)?

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) meaning

note – acronym retained from the predecessor organization Conseil Europeenne pour la Recherche Nucleaire

 

established – 1 July 1953; effective – 29 September 1954

 

aim – to foster nuclear research for peaceful purposes only

 

members – (20) Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

 

observers – (7) EC, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), US

 

 

reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html