Now the Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire, CERN is the large particle physics laboratory in the world. Its achievements include the first creation of anti-hydrogen atoms, and the observation of the Higgs boson in 2012. The World Wide Web began life as a CERN project designed to share information amongst researchers, with the first web page published in 1991.
Book on the website, booking is possible from 15 days before the tour, starting at 8.30am CET, there are 25 places available in each tour, they run out within seconds. If you don’t succeed in getting a place, you can visit the permanent exhibitions at CERN, the Universe of Particles inside the Globe of Science and Innovation, and Microcosm, illustrating CERN’s equipment.
Open Monday-Friday 8am-5.45pm, Saturday 8.30am-5.15pm, closed on Sundays and French and Swiss holidays, closed 6 September 2018, and from 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.
CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research
385 route de Meyrin
CH-1217 Meyrin – Geneva