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CERN Director Receives Queen’s Honours

Jul 02 2013 Read 2261 Times

The Science and Technology Facilities Council congratulates Dr Stephen Myers, Director of Accelerators and Technology at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), which built and operates the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), who has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2013.

Dr Myer’s OBE is in recognition of his remarkable services to science and technology. With over forty years of experience at CERN the Belfast born physicist has led a team of over 2,000 researchers and engineers working on the LHC, the world’s most powerful atom smasher, which is used to answer fundamental questions about the building blocks of the Universe. Dr Myers is now heading up the project to double the LHC's energy in the current long shutdown which will provide yet more discovery potential when the experiments resume running in 2015.

STFC also congratulate Dr Teresa Anderson, Director, University of Manchester's Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank has been awarded a MBE for services to Astrophysics; Craig Clark, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Clyde Space, who received  an MBE for services to technology and innovation; Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre (SMC), who was awarded her OBE for services to science. The SMC work to ensure science is reported accurately in the media; and Professor James Hough, Chief Executive Office of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), and Associate Director of the Institute of Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow, whoe was presented with an OBE for services to science.

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