Elected: 2020
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Aidan Robson
Professor of Particle Physics, University of Glasgow
Having been part of the search for and discovery of the Higgs boson, Aidan Robson is continuing work on its characterisation at the Large Hadron Collider, and on planning and optimising the next generation of collider and experiment. This has the aim of discovering phenomena that go beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. He currently leads the Compact Linear Collider Detector & Physics Collaboration at CERN. He has set up a wide programme of public engagement and widening participation in STEM in Glasgow, and is proud to be one of the University of Glasgow’s first LGBT ‘role models’.