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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.

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Sharing software and codes in big data environments is a challenge. To do this efficiently researchers at CERN have developed a system called CernVM-FS, for CERN Virtual Machine File System, which is currently used in high-energy physics experiments to distribute about 350 million files.
CERN-MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) is a unique facility designed to produce unconventional radioisotopes with the right properties to enhance the precision of both patient imaging and treatment.
The National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO) in Pavia, Italy, is a facility offering advanced therapy to fight cancer and one of only five centres in the world treating with both protons and carbon ions.
CERN software used for applied research in pharmaceuticals, IT networks analytics, neurology and mapping the educational space.
How can you tell the difference between a masterpiece and a masterful forgery? A project between CERN and INFN is expected to open up new possibilities to answer this question.
The CERN group of the Crystal Clear Collaboration is developing new fast detector prototypes for use in both high-energy physics experiments and medical imaging.
The CYCLADS project aims to design an innovative High Power Cyclotron as part of Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS), for novel nuclear waste management applications.
The CERN openlab project BioDynaMo aims to establish a high-performance, general-purpose platform, through which life scientists can easily create, run, and visualise three-dimensional biological simulations.
MAGICS Instruments receives license for CERN developed DC/DC converter chip.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

CERN is developing an accelerator for cancer treatment | RTRS

(Russia / Russian) Европска организација за нуклеарна истраживања (ЦЕРН) довршила је први модул...

CERN's COVID-19 Testimonial | BioAlps

(Switzerland / English) The following article is part of BioAlps’ testimonial series and was written...

Particle accelerators and fight against cancer: FLASH radiotherapy | Le Scienze

(Italy / Italian) Il CERN di Ginevra e l'Ospedale universitario di Losanna hanno progettato un nuovo...

With a small help from CERN, a painting has been attributed to Raphaël | Le Temps

(Switzerland / French) Un scanner aux rayons X basé sur une technologie initialement développée pour...

New report shows benefits to the UK of CERN membership | Science and Technology Facilities Council

(United Kingdom / English) Commissioned by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)...

What is Knowledge Transfer? | WPT

(Poland / Polish) How do Big Science organisations, and especially CERN, undertake knowledge...

CERN, the big brother of the Einstein Telescope | 1Limburg

(Netherland / Dutch) At CERN, Han Dols is responsible for bringing innovations to the market, new...

White Rabbit, a CERN-born technology, sets a new global standard | Tech Xplore

(English) White Rabbit (WR) is a technology developed at CERN to provide the LHC accelerator chain...

The next generation of large particle physics experiments | Innovation News Network

(English) The AIDA-2020 Proof-of-Concept fund was set up to support development projects with the...