202 ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, NUCLEAR, PARTICLE AND PLASMA PHYSICS
CERNPhysicsHigh Energy PhysicsSynchrotron Science
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Australian physicists, led by Geoffrey Taylor, made important contributions to the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson. He has played a major role in the design and construction of the advanced detectors for the proposed Large Hadron Collider at CERN right from the initial 1989 ideas. The inner tracking component at the heart of the ATLAS detector which was designed and built in Melbourne under Taylor's direction is one of the many independent scientific and technical advances which led to the successful outcome. Taylor's work on ATLAS is just a part of his distinguished career in Experimental Particle Physics going back several decades.