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Felicitas Pauss is distinguished for many important contributions to the field of experimental particle physics. The majority of these were made at the Cornell University (USA), at CERN in Geneva (Switzerland) and at the Institute for Particle Physics at ETH Zurich. During the ten years as director of this Institute she contributed in a major way to its high international reputation. She made major scientific contributions, amongst others, to the discovery of the carrier particles of the weak interaction in 1983, for which the spokesperson of the experiment received the 1984 Noble Prize in Physics.
Since more than 15 years she has been one of the leading figures in the CMS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In the coming years, scientists expect from new results at the LHC to answer fundamental questions that should provide a better understanding of the structure of the universe and the underlying mechanisms that governs its evolution after the Big Bang. Since January 2009, Felicitas Pauss has been Coordinator for External Relations at CERN.
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