Inside CERNEuropean Organization for Nuclear Research
For most people locations that hold a particular importance for the development of our society and for the advancement of science and technology remain hidden from view. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is best known
for its giant particle accelerator. Here researchers take part in a diverse array of fundamental physical research, in the pursuit of knowledge that will perhaps one day revolutionize our understanding of the universe and life on our planet. The Swiss photographer Andri Pol mixed with this multicultural community of researchers and followed their work over an extended period of time. In doing so he created a unique portrait of this fascinating “underworld.” The cutting-edge research is given a human face and the pictures allow us to perceive how in this world of the tiniest particles the biggest connections are searched for. With an essay by Peter Stamm.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
20 x 27,5 cm, 7 ¾ x 10 ¾ in, 432 pages, 295 illustrations, paperback (2014)
ISBN 978-3-03778-275-0, EnglishEnglish,
ISBN 978-3-03778-262-0, German€50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
German,€50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
"At the end of this long journey, we too feel ourselves to be part of the nuclear giant's life. Brilliant."
"CERN's gigantic detectors have been photographed before (...). But Pol breathes life into his photo essay with an original eye, a light, airy style and arresting compositions. He presents CERN as a very human story – a candid portrait of people at work."
"432 pages of the highest image and paper quality. (...) ‘inside CERN’ not only documents the inner workings of the company, but also brings to life a previously closeted environment, an intimate and revealing portrait..."
"(Andri Pols) documentary images reveal fascinatingly intimate and surprisingly humorous insights into everyday life at nerd central."