CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Physicists and engineers at CERN use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles. Subatomic particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives them clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. They want to advance the boundaries of human knowledge by delving into the smallest building blocks of our universe.

A number of places to visit CERN will be available for ICMP participants as part of the social programme. More information will be provided at a later stage.