All About CERN
Dr Vincent Smith, IOP South West Branch Chair
CERN is the world's largest particle physics laboratory, supported by your taxes of about £1.60 per year. So who are we, what do we do, how do we do it, and who benefits?
Dr Vincent Smith is the IOP South West Branch Chair and one of the many thousand co-discoverers of the Higgs boson in 2012. Although retired from Bristol University, Dr Smith still holds an Honorary position there, which allows him to continue to participate in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
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