Dr Lyndon Evans CBE FRS
Lyndon Evans is a physicist who served as project leader of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the time of its much-publicised start-up in 2008. As a foremost expert in accelerator physics, Lyndon’s contributions on matters of design and commissioning have ensured the experiment’s ongoing success.
During his many years at CERN, Lyndon also helped improve the performance of the facility’s Super Proton Synchrotron, the accelerator ring that feeds protons into the main circuit of the LHC. The recommendations he made have helped to pave the way for the construction of the world’s largest electron–positron collider, and enabled the historic discoveries of the W, Z and Higgs bosons.
Lyndon has received numerous awards, including the 2013 Glazebrook Medal of the Institute of Physics and the inaugural St David Award in Innovation and Technology in 2014. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he was made a CBE in 2001 for services to accelerator physics. He was awarded the Fundamental Physics Prize in 2013 for his contribution to the discovery of the Higgs boson.