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

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


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)