For the General Public

CERN is publicly funded by its 23 Member States and Associate Member States. Find out below about how this investment creates a positive impact on society.

Success stories

The latest example is The Madonna and Child, a painting on canvas from a private collection. In 2020, the Czech start-up InsightART successfully helped attribute the painting to the Renaissance master Raphael, using RToo, a state-of-the-art robotic X-ray scanner.
During 2016, the construction of the 750 MHz Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) was successfully completed.
In September 2020, CERN and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) announced their collaboration on an innovative facility that will use CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) accelerator technology.
CERN patented Gas Electron Multiplier updated for use in hadron therapy and radiotherapy.
Developing standards for activated material characterisation would not only improve the safe handling of these materials, but also help unclutter storage facilities by removing materials that can be recycled.
A new Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor, originally developed to upgrade the ALICE inner tracking system during the second long shutdown of LHC, is on its way to Bergen University for a very different application – Proton Computed Tomography (Proton CT).
Horizon 2020 project ARIES aims to improve the performance, availability and sustainability of particle accelerators, transferring its benefits and applications to science and society.
In September 2019, CERN, the foundation Commodity Risk Management Expertise Centre (CORMEC) and the Wageningen University signed an agreement to develop new methods for identifying anomalies that can harm the integrity of commodity and financial markets.
CERN's TimePix3 chip will be used on third license by ASI for devices in X-ray imaging, electron microscopy to particle track reconstruction.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

CERN QTI: Harnessing big science to accelerate quantum innovation | Physics World

CERN.QTI is designed to enhance innovation between the physics and the quantum...

FLASH radiotherapy creates a stir at ESTRO trade show | Physics World

(English / Physics World) FLASH radiotherapy, in which radiation is delivered at ultrahigh dose...

SuperNode and Cern combine to improve renewable power transmission | The Irish Times

(Ireland|English) SuperNode, the Irish company developing energy transmission technology, and the...

Cultural physics and assets: a compact accelerator for the analysis of the art works

(Italy | Italian) Un acceleratore compatto, portatile e di facile utilizzo per l’analisi di opere d...

Terapet prévoit de lever une dizaine de millions de plus en 2024 | Agefi

(Switzerland| French) In mid-June, Madrid will host the world's radiotherapy players: one of the...

THERYQ : Révolutionner la radiothérapie | Le Figaro

(France | French) L’entreprise THERYQ fabrique des systèmes de radiothérapie « flash », un nouvel...

Entre le CERN et l’université, la physique à Genève donne naissance à une myriade de start-up industrielles|Heidi news

(Switzerland| French) Genève n’ayant pas une école polytechnique sur son territoire, nombre des...

Klimafreundlicher Flugverkehr mit Antrieb ohne Widerstand | Der Standard

(Austria / German) Über den Wolken könnte die Freiheit wohl grenzenlos sein – wäre da nicht das...

Manuela Cirilli: fare innovazione al Cern | Il Sole 24 Ore Stream24

(Italy/Italian) Manuela Cirilli: fare innovazione al Cern