CERN selects its first woman to leadership position

November 5, 2014 12:59 AM

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research – more commonly known as CERN – has selected a woman for the first time ever to serve as the head of the institution.

Dr. Fabiola Gianottia, an Italian physicist that had led CERN’s efforts to uncover the Higgs boson in 2012, was selected by the organization’s ruling council. The Higgs boson – sometimes called the “God particle” – represents an important discovery as it aids in explaining how the physical universe ...

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