Dr Lyn Evans, scientist (CERN) with a connection to Wales (Aberdare, South Wales)
Dr Lyn EvansDr Lyn Evans CBE is leader of the large hadron collider project. Dr Evans gained his PHD from the University of Swansea in 1970 and became a research fellow at CERN in the same year. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the University of Wales.
Connection: Born in Aberdare.
Built by the European organisation for nuclear research (CERN), the collider lies beneath the French-Swiss border. The aim of the £4.4 billion experiment is to recreate the conditions that existed a fraction of a second after the big bang.