The 2017 Stirling Lecture was held on Monday 4th December at 2pm in CG 93 (Scarborough Lecture theatre, Chemistry).
The lecture titled "Physics at CERN: Present an Future" was given by Professor Fabiola Gianotti, Director General of CERN.
Professor Fabiola Gianotti is the first female Director General of CERN. On 4 July 2012 Professor Gianotti announced the discovery of the Higgs particle as spokesperson of the ATLAS collaboration. She was included among the “Top 100 most inspirational women” by The Guardian newspaper (UK, 2011), ranked 5th in Time magazine’s Personality of the Year (USA, 2012), included among the “Top 100 most influential women” by Forbesmagazine (USA, 2013) and considered among the “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013” by Foreign Policy magazine (USA, 2013).
The Stirling Lecture is an annual public lecture organised by IPPP in honour of its first director, Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS, now Provost of Imperial College London. The lecture series was created in 2008.