Italian resercher Gianotti becomes first woman to head CERN

Helped discover Higgs Boson

04 November, 20:10

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, NOVEMBER 4 - An Italian, Fabiola Gianotti, on Tuesday became the first woman to head the CERN particle-physics lab in Geneva. Gianotti, 52, was one of the leaders of the tam that discovered the Higgs Boson. She was named CERN's director general, succeeding Rolf-Dieter Heuer. Gianotti, who made the cover of Time magazine two years ago, beat Manchester University's Terry Wyatt and Dutch Institute of Subatomic Physics chief Frank Linde to the top job. (ANSAmed).

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