The CERN & Society Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation, organised under Swiss law, and pursuing public benefit.

The purpose of the Foundation is to support and promote the dissemination, for the broadest public interest, of the benefits of the mission of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, through education & outreach, innovation & knowledge exchange, and culture & the arts; and to support and promote any related activities.  The Foundation operates nationally and internationally to pursue this mission.


Foundation Board

Anne Richards (UK), Chairperson of the Foundation board

Chief Executive Officer, M&G Investments

Peter Jenni (CH), Deputy Chairperson of the Foundation board

Former ATLAS Spokesperson

Fabiola Gianotti (IT), ex officio Member of the Foundation board

CERN Director-General

Rolf-Dieter Heuer (DE), Member of the Foundation board

President, German Physical Society (DPG)