UBC lead on CERN-ATLAS project to head Physics and Astronomy

Colin Gay, UBC’s lead researcher on the ATLAS project – one of two large detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN responsible for discovering the Higgs boson – has been named head of UBC’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. A leading expert in experimental subatomic and energy frontier physics, Gay will assume the role effective January 1, 2014 for a five-year term. For more information, click here.