Managing Director - CERN

Fabiola Gianotti has been a research physicist at CERN and since August 2013 an honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh. On 1st January 2016 she became the first female
Director-General of CERN.She has worked on several CERN experiments, and been involved in detector R&D, construction, software development and data analysis.
From 2009 to 2013, she held the elected position of spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment, and had the task of presenting the results on the discovery of the Higgs boson in a seminar at CERN on 4 July 2012.

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