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.”