Talk:CERN

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Benefits & Dangers?[edit]

It is highly undoubted that the works of CERN has provided us with the infamous World Wide Web. Accessing and sharing data has never been easier since the beginning of the internet. The current projects involving the particle colliders are quiet a great work of mankind in trying to understand the sub atomic particle nature of matter. After looking through the article, I asked myself a simple question: what is the significance of doing such research? If anything a section providing information on how such research might benefit mankind and any other technological advancement, would be useful. Sure it might help increase data bit transmission but how will it benefit society in general? And how useful would particle acceleration studies in the near future be? Part of the article to introduce such matters as well as provide external sources to benefits of studying particulate matter might be helpful. Also the article seems not to state the dangers of studying sub atomic particles and collision. Are there any major problems to be worried about? Does it pose any threat to works and the environment like nuclear reactors do? It would be useful if such questions are answered in the scope of the article, or if not, provide external valid sources that look into the benefits, security as well as dangers of studying particle collisions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ainstein001 (talkcontribs) 00:39, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Try this article Safety of particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider cheers Khukri 07:08, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

That addresses the possible dangers, but a discussion of the possible benefits, in addition to providing employment to builders, operators, administrators, and scientists would improve the article. Just saying "basic research is good" is akin to saying "building the Pyramids was good," in that it kept people employed and lent prestige to the builders. Edison (talk) 22:44, 13 July 2012 (UTC).
No, it's like saying that brushing your teeth is good because history has shown that it has good consequences. --U5K0'sTalkMake WikiLove not WikiWar 01:07, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
You have a billion dollar toothbrush? Kortoso (talk) 23:29, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

what is the breakdown of workers by nationality?[edit]

There are over 10,000 engineers, scientists, and other workers from 113 nations working on this. Which countries have the most amount of people involved in CERN, and what % of the total would they comprise? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.81.199.45 (talk) 06:16, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

See, https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:BOP7ahIarB8J:https://council.web.cern.ch/council/en/governance/TREF_416%2520Personnel%2520satistics%25202014.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in&client=ubuntu Crawford88 (talk) 11:13, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
This category on CDS will always have the most recent statistics https://cds.cern.ch/collection/CERN%20Annual%20Personnel%20Statistics Dukwon (talk) 11:16, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

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Talk page archive[edit]

A lot of this talk page is stale and references text that is no longer in the article, and with this being the 50th section, I'm proposing setting up an automated archive, like on Talk:Large_Hadron_Collider. WP:ARCHIVE says to establish a consensus before doing this so, thoughts, anyone? Dukwon (talk) 11:07, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

I noticed the page was already configured for archiving, and the bot had failed way back in 2013. I went ahead and fixed it. Now there are a couple of un-dated sections Dukwon (talk) 09:28, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]

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187.187.199.232 (talk) 21:32, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Which coordinates do you mean? The article coordinates are at the main gate at CERN. --mfb (talk) 01:48, 24 September 2017 (UTC)