Facts and Figures 2016


1127.2 million CHF

Member states

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom 

Dates of accession

Candidate for accession


Associate member states in the pre-stage to membership

Cyprus (as of April 2016), Serbia

Associate member states

Pakistan, Turkey


European Union, India, Japan, JINR, Russian Federation, UNESCO and United States of America


Member states normalized contributions (% total budget) in 2016

Austria 2.20
Belgium 2.74
Bulgaria 0.29
Czech Republic 0.98
Denmark 1.75
Finland 1.37
France 14.61
Germany 20.52
Greece 1.32
Hungary 0.61
Israel 1.42
Italy 11.04
Netherlands 4.74
Norway 2.91
Poland 2.81
Portugal 1.14
Slovakia 0.49
Spain 7.61
Sweden 2.78
Switzerland 4.03
United Kingdom 14.64
Candidate for Accession Normalized contributions (% of total)
Romania 0.92


Associate Member States
in the pre-stage to Membership
Normalized contributions (% of total)
Cyprus (as of 1 April) 0.01
Serbia 0.12


Associate Member States Normalized contributions (% of total)
Pakistan 0.12
Turkey 0.43

CERN Council

President of Council: Sijbrand de Jong (Netherlands)
Chairman of the Scientific Policy Committee: Tatsuya Nakada (Switzerland)
Chairman of the Finance Committee: Charlotte Jamieson (United Kingdom)

CERN Management

Position Name
Director-General Fabiola Gianotti
Director for Accelerators and Technology Frédérick Bordry
Director for Finance and Human Resources Martin Steinacher
Director for International Relations Charlotte Warakaulle

Director for Research and Computing

Eckhard Elsen
Council Support John Pym
Internal Audit John Steel
Legal Service Eva-Maria Gröniger-Voss
Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Protection Simon Baird
Ombuds Sudeshna Datta Cockerill
Scientific Information Services Jens Vigen
Education, Communications and Outreach Charlotte Warakaulle
Host States Relations Friedemann Eder
Media and Press Relations Arnaud Marsollier
Member State Relations Pippa Wells
Non-Member State Relations Emmanuel Tsesmelis
Protocol Service Wendy Korda
Relations with International Organizations Maurizio Bona


Beams (BE) Paul Collier
Engineering (EN) Roberto Losito
Experimental Physics (EP) Manfred Krammer
Finance and Administrative Processes (FAP) Florian Sonnemann
Human Resources (HR) Anne-Sylvie Catherin
Industry, Procurement and Knowledge Transfer (IPT) Thierry Lagrange
Information Technology (IT) Frédéric Hemmer
Site Management and Buildings (SMB) Lluis Miralles
Technology (TE) José Miguel Jiménez
Theoretical Physics (TH) Gian Giudice

Project management

CERN Neutrino Platform Marzio Nessi
Future Circular Collider Study (FCC) Michael Benedikt
High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) Lucio Rossi
LHC Injectors Upgrade (LIU) Malika Meddahi
Linear Collider Detector Lucie Linssen
Linear Collider Studies (CLIC and LCS) Steinar Stapnes
Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) Ian Bird

Members of the personnel

Staff members as of 31 December 2015 (includes externally funded): 2531

Other employees: Fellows (645) and Apprentices (21)


Associated members as of 31 December 2015: 13128

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