While most CERN alumni remain in research, stories from those who choose other professional avenues demonstrate the high value placed by employers on skills acquired in high-energy physics.
Experimental particle physicist George Trilling was an exemplary leader, who helped organise the US participation in the LHC.
The 1984 Nobel laureate was recognised for the promotion of sustainable nuclear energy use and natural-gas pyrolysis.
Steven Weinberg, one of the architects of the Standard Model, is awarded $3M Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Ulrich Becker created instruments that led to major contributions to particle physics, including the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J/Ψ particle.
Pierre Lazeyras, who played leading roles in the ALEPH experiment, neutrino beams and silicon detectors during a 35-year-long career at CERN, passed away on 4 April aged 88.
Aldo Michelini, who led OPAL and other important experiments at CERN, passed away at Easter at the age of 89.
Distinguished CERN physicist Adolf Minten passed away on 21 March at the age of 88.
He devoted himself to teaching, administration and the rich physics research programmes at the INFN and the universities of Milan and Milano-Bicocca.
She was a leading figure within the particle-physics community, and promoted the participation of women in science.