The best leaders are those who don’t want to be leaders per se, says experimentalist Ian Shipsey.
Oliver Brüning has taken over as project leader for the High-Luminosity LHC.
Brookhaven National Laboratory has appointed Jim Yeck as the project director for the Electron–Ion Collider.
Henri Laporte led civil-engineering work for the Large Electron Positron collider.
A former CERN research director, Claude Détraz made a major contribution to ensuring that the LHC project was approved.
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.
A former CERN director, Horst Wenninger made significant contributions in getting the LHC approved.