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Michel Spiro and Fido Dittus take the leadership of the CERN & Society Foundation

Michel Spiro, renowned physicist, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and former President of CERN Council (2010-2012), is the new Chair of the CERN & Society Foundation Board. He replaces Anne Richards, who completed her second and final term as founding Board member of the Foundation. The physicist Fido Dittus is taking the role of Board Member designated by CERN. He is replacing Peter Jenni, whose term also ended.

Since 2014, the CERN & Society Foundation disseminates the organization’s knowledge and savoir-faire to the benefit of society, through education and outreach activities. Under Anne and Peter’s leadership, the foundation has significantly extended its impact on society through partnerships with more than 80 organizations and education programmes that engaged more than 9500 high-school students with STEM disciplines.


To find out more, read the Foundation’s annual review whose 2019 edition has just been published.