fabiola gianotti

fabiola gianotti

The Higgs Boson and Our Life - Dr. Fabiola Gianotti

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The Thomas E. Golden Jr. Fellowship in Faith & Science welcomes Dr. Fabiola Gianotti. Dr. Fabiola Gianotti, an Italian particle physicist, is to become the 16th director-general of the CERN, Europe's particle-physics laboratory. Gianotti is the first woman to hold the position. She received a PhD in experimental particle physics from the University of Milan in 1989 and then joined CERN, where she became a permanent research physicist in 1994. From 2009 to 2013, she was project leader for the ATLAS experiment, during which time she played a key role in the discovery of the Higgs boson. As well as being on numerous international advisory boards, Gianotti is also a member of the recently established Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary General. She was Runner-up to President Obama for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2012.