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CERN

ORGANIZATION

The principal European nuclear research laboratory. The acronym CERN is derived from the French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, or European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Official Website:
http://www.cern.ch/

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland

Founding Date:
29-Sep-1954

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pierre Auger
Physicist
14-May-1899 25-Dec-1993 Auger effect
John Stewart Bell
Physicist
28-Jun-1928 1-Oct-1990 Bell's theorem of quantum physics
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Louis de Broglie
Physicist
15-Aug-1892 19-Mar-1987 Discovered the wave nature of electrons
Georges Charpak
Physicist
1-Aug-1924 29-Sep-2010 Subatomic particle detectors
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
Roy J. Glauber
Physicist
1-Sep-1925   Quantum optics
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Robert Hofstadter
Physicist
5-Feb-1915 17-Nov-1990 Size, shape, and structure of neutrons and protons
Vernon W. Hughes
Physicist
28-May-1921 25-Mar-2003 Muons
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
Ben R. Mottelson
Physicist
9-Jul-1926   Determined shapes of nuclei
Wolfgang Paul
Physicist
10-Aug-1913 6-Dec-1993 Co-Inventor of the ion trap
Martin L. Perl
Physicist
24-Jun-1927   Discovered the tau lepton
Cecil Powell
Physicist
5-Dec-1903 9-Aug-1969 Discovered the pi-meson
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Physicist
29-Jul-1898 11-Jan-1988 Magnetic beam resonances
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Carlo Rubbia
Physicist
31-Mar-1934   Co-Discovered W and Z particles
Simon Singh
Author
19-Sep-1964   Fermat's Last Theorem
Jack Steinberger
Physicist
25-May-1921   Researcher of neutrinos
Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist
27-Jan-1936   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Simon van der Meer
Physicist
24-Nov-1925 4-Mar-2011 Co-Discovered W and Z particles
Martinus J.G. Veltman
Physicist
27-Jun-1931   Quantum physicist
Gabriele Veneziano
Physicist
20-Feb-1942   Father of string theory
Victor Weisskopf
Physicist
19-Sep-1908 21-Apr-2002 Head of CERN, 1961-65
Kenneth G. Wilson
Physicist
8-Jun-1936   Second-order phase transitions


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