The nominating institution SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on the breakthrough:

The Higgs boson is a unique particle endowing mass to all other particles. Giant digital cameras are needed to observe its precise properties and probe how the elementary building blocks of matter interact. At SLAC we are constructing the core of the biggest and most precise camera ever built. With its more than 1 Giga pixels we will probe the unknown and learn more about the missing 95% of our universe with the ATLAS experiment at the future High-Luminosity era of LHC.

Tags: Space & the Universe, Fundamental Science

Caterina Vernieri

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Dr. Vernieri received her PhD in Physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa (Italy), in 2014, followed by a post-doctoral position at FermiLab. Currently she holds the Panofsky Fellowship at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory). Throughout her career, she has worked mainly with the data collected at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with the goal of unraveling the details of the nature of the Higgs boson. She is one of the key SLAC scientists working on the development of the ATLAS pixel inner tracker, to be installed in the process of upgrading the LHC to High Luminosity LHC.

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