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CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter: fundamental particles. By observing what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature. Founded in 1954, CERN was one of Europe’s first joint ventures, bringing specialists from 12 Member States together to pursue a common dream. Established on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, it has become a shining example of successful international collaboration. Today, CERN has 20 European Member States and many nations from around the globe participate in its research programme.

The people writing on CERN's blog are the lab's Director General, Rolf Heuer, the head of the lab's communication group, James Gillies, an experimental physicist working on the ATLAS collaboration, Pauline Gagnon and Editor of the CERN Courier magazine, Christine Sutton. More will be joining them as time goes on.