Professor Max Klein elected as Chair of the ATLAS Collaboration Board

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Professor Max Klein

ATLAS is the largest experiment ever built in particle physics. It operates at CERN (Geneva) at the Large Hadron Collider and has been designed to explore the forces and constituents of matter. In 2012 it discovered the Higgs Boson, confirming a mechanism long invented to explain the origin of mass of elementary particles.

Last week the ATLAS Collaboration has elected Professor Max Klein of the Physics Department of the University of Liverpool as the incoming Chair of its Institute's Board, in which more than 170 Institutions from 41 Countries world wide are represented.

This election is in recognition of the excellent work of the particle physics and our ATLAS group and the leadership of Max Klein. The election is for 4 years. The ATLAS Collaboration Board governs the work and base of the Collaboration which is in the process of analysing a massive stream of new data and of preparing, upgrading its detector for a lifetime currently projected to extend to the year 2037.

Professor Max Klein joined the University of Liverpool in 2006, and has been leading its ATLAS group since 2008. Before, he was spokesperson of the H1 Collaboration at HERA and received the Max Born Prize and Medal of the IoP and the German Physics Society in 2013. He represents the UK in the European Committee for Future Accelerators and, besides his role within ATLAS, he also studies options for a possible electron beam upgrade to the LHC.