Professor Geoffrey Taylor

Professor Geoffrey Taylor

Bid wins:
36th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP)
5-12 July 2012

International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC)
20-25 May 2019

About:
Professor Geoffrey Taylor (FAA) is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP). He leads the Australian High Energy Physics program with major experiments at CERN, and at the Japanese National Laboratory, KEK, in Tsukuba. In particular, he leads the Australian program in the ATLAS experiment at CERN, in which after more than two decades of preparation, the famous Higgs boson was discovered and reported synchronously at CERN and Melbourne, where Professor Taylor was Chair of the key international conference in the field. He received his BSc (Hons) and MSc from the University of Western Australia, followed by his PhD from the University of Hawaii. He worked in Chicago, Berkeley, the University of Oxford and CERN in Geneva, before returning to Australia. He is the Chair of Asian Committee for Future Accelerators from January 2017, and the Chair of International Committee for Future Accelerators from January 2018.

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