Leader of team that discovered ‘God Particle’ is elected as head of CERN

November 5, 2014 4:32 AM

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research, more commonly known as CERN, announced that the woman who led the efforts to detect the Higgs boson will head the institution.

Women continue to break through glass ceilings and climb the administrative ranks in science. In an unprecedented move, Fabiola Gianottia has been selected to be the first woman ever to lead the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Gianottia, the Italian physicist who led CERN’s efforts to fi...

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