Woman Italian physicist selected to head European organization for nuclear research CERN

November 5, 2014 12:06 AM

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Woman Italian physicist selected to head European organization for nuclear research CERN

GENEVA - At its 173rd closed session Tuesday, the council of the European organization for nuclear research CERN selected Italian physicist Dr. Fabiola Gianotti as the organization’s next Director-General, the first woman to occupy the position.

The appointment will be formalized at the December session of council, and Dr Gianotti’s mandate will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years.

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