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CERN Council Chooses ITER's Head as Chief

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2309-2311
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2309a

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Europe's premiere accelerator laboratory has elected a director general without training in particle physics but skilled in managing large projects. That's no accident: CERN's governing council made it clear last week that building the Large Hadron Collider on time and within budget is the lab's top priority, with everything else--including a streamlined research portfolio--taking a back seat.