Stephen Myers

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Dr Stephen Myers OBE, FREng
090105 Myers Director at desk.jpg
Stephen Myers during his term of Office as Director of Accelerators and Technology in 2014
CERN Director of
Accelerators and Technology
In office
Personal details
Born (1946-08-03) 3 August 1946 (age 74)
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

Stephen Myers OBE FREng (born 3 August 1946) is an electronic engineer who works in high-energy physics.[1]


Myers earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering in 1968 from Queen's University, Belfast, and completed his Ph.D. there in 1972. Thereafter he worked at CERN. In September 2008, he was appointed CERN Director of Accelerators and Technology, and in 2014, he was appointed Head of CERN Medical Applications.[1]

He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Geneva in 2001, by Queen’s University, Belfast in 2003, and by Dublin City University in 2017. In 2013 Queen's University, Belfast named him an honorary professor. He was elected as a fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2003, and of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012. He became an honorary member of the European Physical Society in 2013,[2] and of the Royal Irish Academy in 2015.[3]

He was awarded the Duddell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2003.[4] In 2010 he was awarded the International Particle Accelerators Lifetime Achievement Prize "for his numerous outstanding contributions to the design, construction, commissioning, performance optimization, and upgrade of energy-frontier colliders - in particular ISR, LEP, and LHC - and to the wider development of accelerator science".[5] With two other CERN directors he was jointly awarded the EPS Edison Volta Prize in 2012 and the Prince of Asturias Prize of Spain in 2013. He became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2013.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Celebration colloquium for Steve Myers, CERN, retrieved 2015-07-10.
  2. ^ EPS honorary members, retrieved 2015-07-10.
  3. ^ Royal Irish Academy honours UCD academics, University College Dublin, retrieved 2015-07-10.
  4. ^ This prize was renamed the Gabor Medal and Prize in 2008. See Gabor medal and prize and Gabor medal recipients, Institute of Physics, retrieved 2015-07-10.
  5. ^ Announcement of the first ACFA/IPAC Accelerator Prizes, Interactions News Wire #05-10, February 1, 2010, retrieved 2015-07-10.
  6. ^ Higgs Boson Scientist Dr Stephen Myers Awarded OBE, Huffington Post, 14 June 2013.