Professor Daniela Bortoletto, Head of Particle Physics, has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to particle physics and to gender equality.
Professor Bortoletto is an experimental particle physicist working in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva Switzerland. She was a member of the team that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. Professor Bortoletto has also made significant contributions to gender equality in physics as lead organiser of the Conference for the UK Undergraduate Women in Physics (2015-2019). Since 2018, Professor Bortoletto has worked with IOP to make CUWiP UK a national event and she chairs the IOP committee that selects the location of the conference and advises interested universities on the organisation of the event.
Professor Bortoletto said: ‘I am profoundly humbled and honoured to receive this recognition. I am committed to furthering both scientific progress in particle physics and the cause of equality in the physical sciences.’