CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. Founded in 1954, it was one of Europe’s first joint ventures. Italy is memeber state since the first day.
INFN - the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (1963)
is an organization dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter, and conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear, and astroparticle physics.