Congratulations to Professor Philip Burrows, Senior Research Fellow in Physics at Jesus College, who has been elected Collaboration Board Chair of the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) Collaboration.
Philip, who is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, was elected at the HL-LHC Collaboration meeting in September 2022 in Uppsala, Sweden.
The HL-LHC project aims to increase the performance of the LHC in order to increase the potential for discoveries after 2029. The objective is to increase the integrated luminosity by a factor of 10 beyond the LHC’s design value. The project is led by CERN with the support of an international collaboration of 44 institutions in 20 countries – the vast majority in various European countries including Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – and including a number of CERN’s non-Member States such as the United States, Japan and Canada. Philip, who will chair the Board for an initial period of two years, says: “The High-Luminosity LHC is the flagship global particle physics collider project; it’s a huge privilege to be able to help steer the Collaboration towards achieving the ambitious technical goals that will underpin particle physics research into the 2030s and beyond”.