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European research centre for nuclear and particle physics (Centre Européen pour la Récherche Nucleaire - pardon my French), located near Geneva on both sides of the franco-swiss border, founded 1954.

CERN isn't famous just because of particle accelerators like its proton synchrotron, the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) currently under construction, but also as the birthplace of the World Wide Web.

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