From CERN Technologies to Society

CERN’s expertise builds broadly on three technical fields: Accelerators, Detectors and Computing. Behind these three pillars of technology, lies a great number of areas of expertise: from cryogenics to ultra-high vacuums, from particle tracking and radiation monitoring to superconductivity and many more. These technologies, and the human expertise associated with them, translate into positive impact on society in many different fields: medical and biomedical applications, aerospace, safety, the environment and industry 4.0. With a focus on the future, we have also identified emerging technologies that CERN is contributing to.