Back Channel The Kennedy Years
Inside the John F. Kennedy White House

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Chapter 9: The Transition
" It would be nice if I could get a doctorate in quantum mechanics and I was pretty sure the Sorbonne had an excellent quantum mechanics program in their physics department. After all, Pierre and Marie Curie did their groundbreaking work on radioactivity there. In addition, CERN – the European Center for Nuclear Research – was in Geneva, Switzerland which was an easy one day drive from Paris. Maybe, by God, I could be a real human being again and pursue the intellectual paths I truly loved. I drove home feeling decidedly better. ..."

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