At the beginning of the month, physicist Joe Incandela, who led the CMS experiment during the discovery of the Higgs boson, handed the reins to his former deputy, CERN physicist Tiziano Camporesi.
For the next two years, Camporesi will oversee all aspects of CMS – one of the two general-purpose experiments at the Large Hadron Collider – from resource management to implementing detector upgrades to planning for the future.
"There will be a lot of challenges in the future," Camporesi says. "We are preparing for the next run of the LHC in 2015 to continue to search for new physics. In parallel, we also need to develop the technology to upgrade CMS so we can exploit the High Luminosity LHC [an upgrade to the LHC planned for around 2020] to its full potential."
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