The European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN (fr. Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire) was established in 1954 and is one of the largest scientific research center in the world. CERN is an international organization composed of 20 Member States, including Poland. It deals with basic physics researches to learn what constitutes the universe and how it works. The main area is a particle physics experiments, which is the study of the basic elements of matter and the forces acting between them. For this purpose, CERN uses accelerators and detectors. The biggest accelerator is the Large Hadron Collider LHC.
Cern is also a huge financial machine, which annually speds millions of swiss francs for new equipment, service and maintenance of equipment located on CERN premises. Scientists slowly preparing for the temporary closure of the Large Hadron Collider, in order to carry out the maintenance, repair and replacement of many parts. This will allow LHC to produce beams with energies of 6.5 TeV. The accelerator is expected to be disabled in 2013. This opens up new opportuinities for companies from around the world, including polish industry, to participate in the auctions, which are already published (check our website).
CERN budget budget for 2012 looks very promising. At the spare parts organization wants to spend more than 12 million CHF. CERN is planning to upgrade the LHC detectors and the development of other projects, such as construction of cryomodule elements. List of services and equipment, which CERN will need in the near future, is long and the funds are waiting.