Head of CERN Medical Applications, CERN, Switzerland
- Research Interests
Dr. Stephen Myers was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was responsible for the commissioning and energy upgrade of the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP). In 2008, he became Director of Accelerators and Technology and directed the repair of the LHC after the serious accident and steered the operation of the collider in 2010, 2011, and 2012. On July 4, 2012 the collider allowed the discovery of a “Higgs” boson. He is currently Head of Medical Applications at CERN. He has received many awards; honorary doctorates from the University of Geneva and Queen’s University of Belfast, the IOP Duddell Medal, and the 2010 International Particle Accelerator Achievement prize. In 2012, he was the joint recipient of the European Physical Society “EPS Edison Volta prize” and in June 2013 was awarded an OBE for services to science. In October 2013, he was jointly awarded the “Prince of Asturias” Prize (Spain).