CERN is the major research organisation also known as the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. As an unmistakable point of orientation, the Globe of Science and Innovation represents a symbol for our planet, night and day.

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Here, CERN presents its latest findings from the worlds of science, particle physics, and cutting edge technology and their fields of application in our daily lives. Originally built as the «Palais de l’Equilibre» on the occasion of the Expo.02 on the banks of Lake Neuchâtel, the «Globe de la science et de l’innovation» made this site is permanent home in 2004 after having been presented to CERN by the Swiss Confederation.

Its inner sphere, the wooden construction of which consists of 18 round timber arches, is covered in wooden planks which form an appealing, cathedral shaped dome. A unique eye-catcher, the 27 meter high globe, which has a diameter of 40 m, is a metaphor for planet earth. The Globe of Science and Innovation, which is home to a permanent exhibition, is the well on the way to becoming a key symbol for the cutting edge research in the Geneva region.

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