• 11:20-12:15
  • Baroniezaal
  • Big Science

Why Big Science? Illustrated from the CERN perspective.

  • Rende Steerenberg
  • CERN

CERN in Geneva is running the largest complex of accelerators in the world.
CERN is a collaboration of 23 member states, including the Netherlands, which, with more than 17,000 physicists, engineers and technicians, builds and exploits the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to conduct research into the fundamental structure of particles, the basic building blocks of the universe and everything around us. CERN is also known as the birthplace of the World Wide Web, an invention that has changed the world and whose 30th anniversary is being celebrated this year.
This presentation gives an overview of the accelerator complex and its functioning and aim at identifying areas of interest for industry.