List of streets at CERN

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is an international, intergovernmental organisation. Its activities are carried out on land placed at its disposal by the Canton of Geneva, the Swiss Confederation and France.[1][2][3] In accordance with the agreements reached between France, Switzerland and CERN governing the organisation's legal status, the CERN site is placed under the authority and control of the Director-General as the organisation's chief executive officer. The latter is thus empowered to issue internal rules applicable to all persons entering the CERN site and intended to establish thereon the conditions necessary for the exercise of its functions.

CERN street names were for a long time an internal matter to the organisation. In 2013 the Canton of Geneva officially recognised CERN street names.[4]

A partial list of named streets at CERN, with the CERN sites they belong to and the French or Swiss Communes they traverse. [5][6]
Name CERN Site Commune Named for:
Route Adams Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns John Adams
Square Edoardo Amaldi Meyrin Meyrin Edoardo Amaldi
Route Arago Meyrin Saint-Genis-Pouilly François Arago
Chemin Auger Meyrin Meyrin Pierre Victor Auger
Route Babbage Meyrin Meyrin Charles Babbage
Route Bakker Meyrin Meyrin Cornelis Bakker
Route Balmer Meyrin Meyrin Johann Jakob Balmer
Route Becquerel Meyrin Meyrin, Satigny Henri Becquerel
Route Bell Meyrin Meyrin John Stewart Bell
Route Bloch Meyrin Meyrin, Satigny Felix Bloch
Route Bohr Meyrin Meyrin Niels Bohr
Route Booster Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns The Proton Synchrotron Booster
Route Born Meyrin Saint-Genis-Pouilly Max Born
Route de Broglie Prévessin Saint-Genis-Pouilly Louis de Broglie
Route Budker Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns Gersh Budker
Chemin de la Berne N/A Meyrin
Route H. Cavendish Meyrin Meyrin Henry Cavendish
Route J. Cockcroft Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly John Cockcroft
Route Coulomb Meyrin Meyrin Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
Route Crookes Meyrin Meyrin William Crookes
Route Marie Curie Meyrin Meyrin Marie Curie
Route Democrite Meyrin Meyrin, Prévessin-Moëns Democritus
Route Dirac Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Paul Dirac
Route Einstein Meyrin Meyrin, Prévessin-Moën Albert Einstein
Esplanade des Particules Meyrin Meyrin
Route Faraday Meyrin Meyrin, Satigny Michael Faraday
Route Fermi Meyrin Saint-Genis-Pouilly Enrico Fermi
Route Feynman Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns Richard Feynman
Square Galileo Galilei LHC Point 1 Meyrin Galileo Galilei
Route Gauss Meyrin Meyrin Carl Friedrich Gauss
Route Gentner Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Wolfgang Gentner
Route Goward Meyrin Meyrin Frank Kenneth Goward
Route Gregory Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Bernard Gregory
Route Greinacher Meyrin Meyrin Heinrich Greinacher
Route Heisenberg Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns Werner Heisenberg
Route Hertz Meyrin Meyrin Heinrich Hertz
Route Jentschke Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Willibald Jentschke
Route Joliot-Curie Meyrin Meyrin Frédéric Joliot-Curie
Route du Jura Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns
Route Lagarrigue Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns André Lagarrigue
Square Lagarrigue Meyrin Meyrin André Lagarrigue
Route Lawrence Meyrin Meyrin Ernest Lawrence
Route Maxwell Meyrin Meyrin, Satigny James Clerk Maxwell
Route Newton Meyrin Meyrin Isaac Newton
Route Occhialini Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns Giuseppe Occhialini
Route Oppenheimer Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Robert Oppenheimer
Allée Paul Meyrin Meyrin Wolfgang Paul
Route Pauli Meyrin Meyrin, Satigny Wolfgang Pauli
Route Jean Perrin Meyrin Saint-Genis-Pouilly Jean Baptiste Perrin
Route des Physiciens Prévessin Saint-Genis-Pouilly
Route Planck Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns Max Planck
Route Powell Meyrin Saint-Genis-Pouilly Cecil Frank Powell
Route Rabi Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Isidor Isaac Rabi
Route Röntgen Meyrin Meyrin Wilhelm Röntgen
Route Rutherford Meyrin Meyrin, Prévessin-Moëns, Satigny Ernest Rutherford
Route Salam Meyrin Meyrin, Satigny Abdus Salam
Route Scherrer Meyrin Meyrin Paul Scherrer
Route Schrödinger Meyrin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Erwin Schrödinger
Route des Services Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns
Route Karl Siegbahn Meyrin Saint-Genis-Pouilly Karl Manne Siegbahn
Route Stueckelberg Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns, Saint-Genis-Pouilly Ernst Stueckelberg
Route Touschek Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns Bruno Touschek
Square Van Hove Meyrin Meyrin Léon Van Hove
Route Veksler Meyrin Meyrin Vladimir Veksler
Route Volta Meyrin Meyrin, Satigny Alessandro Volta
Route Weisskopf Meyrin Satigny Victor Weisskopf
Route Wu Meyrin Meyrin Chien-Shiung Wu
Route Ypsilantis Prévessin Prévessin-Moëns Thomas Ypsilantis
Route Yukawa Meyrin Meyrin Hideki Yukawa
Route Zeeman Meyrin Saint-Genis-Pouilly Pieter Zeeman


  1. ^ Convention for the establishment of a European Organization for Nuclear Research (PDF) (Report). CERN. 1 July 1953. Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the European Organization for Nuclear Research concerning the Legal Status of that Organization in Switzerland (PDF) (Report). CERN. 11 June 1955. Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the European Organization for Nuclear Research concerning the Legal Status of the sais Organization in France (PDF) (Report). CERN. 30 August 1973. Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ Arrêté relatif à la reconnaissance de la dénomination des artères sur le site suisse du CERN (PDF) (Report). Canton of Geneva. 11 September 2013. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "Roads". GS - SE - Patrimony and Site Information (in French). CERN. Retrieved 14 January 2016. CERN account required to view CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "CERN - Mapcern". CERN Geographic Information System. Retrieved 15 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)