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Pronounced sern, CERN is short for European Laboratory for Particle Physics (Conseil Europeen pour le Recherche Nucleaire in French), a research laboratory headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and funded by many different countries. While most work deals with nuclear physics, the CERN is known for pioneering work in developing the World Wide Web portion of the Internet. Pronounced sern, CERN is short for European Laboratory for Particle Physics (Conseil Europeen pour le Recherche Nucleaire in French), a research laboratory headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and funded by many different countries. While most work deals with nuclear physics, the CERN is known for pioneering work in developing the World Wide Web portion of the Internet. The laboratory completed this work to improve the way scientists share information.

This article was originally published on Sep 15, 2000
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