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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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This project is devoted to the development, testing and first applications of a high-resolution single photon imaging technique (Gamma MRI).
Nicknamed TRACI, for "Transportable Refrigeration Apparatus for CO2 Investigation", is a compact CO2 cooling system.

VESPER stands for Very energetic Electron facility for Space Planetary Exploration missions in harsh Radiative environments. It is a high-energy electron beamline for radiation testing, part of the CTF3 (Compact Linear Collider Test Facility) experimental linear electron accelerator at CERN.

White Rabbit is a protocol developed at CERN for monitoring and controlling devices based on industrial networking technology, made available as open hardware and open source software.
The Medipix collaboration technology is finding its way into the cultural heritage field, where its used for art restoration and imaging.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

From Fundamental CERN Technology to Innovative Startups | TW.nl

(Netherlands / Dutch) Bij het Europese onderzoeksinstituut CERN proberen fysici fundamentele...

Physics worth more to EU economy than retail and financial services | Science|Business

(English) Anais Rassat of CERN’s knowledge transfer office said CERN encourages its staff to develop...

From particle accelerator to innovations for daily life | BNR

(Netherlands / Dutch) De deeltjesversneller van CERN kent iedereen, maar dat de experimenten die...

CERN and ESA join forces in harsh environments | CERN Courier

(English) Strengthening connections between particle physics and related disciplines, CERN signed a...

CERN start-up develops a scanner for the security sector | Clubic

(France / French) Une start-up du célèbre CERN, baptisée Dynaxion, est en train de développer un...

Jupiter’s magnetic field simulated on Earth using CERN high-energy electron beam | Digital Trends

(English) To see how the JUICE hardware will handle this radiation, the ESA has borrowed the world’s...

The Nikhef spin-off Amsterdam Scientific Instruments raises funding | Link Magazine

(Netherlands / Dutch) Deze spin-off van Nikhef ontwikkelt cutting-edge camera’s voor...

INFN and CERN create Machina, a particle accelerator that inspects art works | Corriere della Sera

(Italy / Italian) Il “cannone” portatile che svela i segreti dell’arte

CERN inspires budding entrepreneurs to think outside the box | swissinfo.ch

(Switzerland / English) CERN inspires budding entrepreneurs to think outside the box.