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Israeli elected president of Europe’s nuclear research organization CERN

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25.09.2021

Israel’s Professor Eliezer Rabinovici was on Friday elected as the 24th president of the council of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Rabinovici is a professor at the Racah Institute of Physics of the Hebrew University who has served on the council for years. He replaces Ursula Bassler as head of the council, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The panel represents the 23 member states, governs the organization and oversees major decisions including programs and budgets.

Rabinovici’s term is for one year, but it can be renewed twice and usually is, making it a likely three-year posting.

The Israeli scientist specializes in theoretical high-energy physics, particularly quantum field theory and string theory.

“Professor Rabinovici is a brilliant theorist........

© The Times of Israel


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