Gianotti elected for second term

10 January 2020
Fabiola Gianotti

On 12 December, the CERN Council unanimously decided to appoint Fabiola Gianotti as Director-General (DG) of CERN for a second term of office of five years, with effect from 1 January 2021. “I am deeply grateful to the CERN Council for their renewed trust,” she said in a statement. “The following years will be crucial for laying the foundations of CERN’s future projects and I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with the CERN Member States, Associate Member States, other international partners and the worldwide particle-physics community.” Gianotti, who is CERN’s first female DG, has been a research physicist at CERN since 1994 and was ATLAS spokesperson from March 2009 to February 2013 during the discovery of the Higgs boson.


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