Chairperson Elect for Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at CERN

Prof Bruce Mellado has been elected as the Chairperson of the Institutional Board of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment at CERN. His term of office commences on 1 May 2021 for a 2-year period. The Chairperson works with the Project Leader to steer the work of about 300 scientists from 25 institutions from all over the world; predominantly from Europe and the US.

Bruce in response to the election had the following to say: “This is in recognition of the growing role of South Africa at CERN, which has established itself as a world class community of scientists. This would have not been possible without the sustained support and leadership from the DSI, the NRF and iThemba LABS, to whom I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude.”