A Doctor Honoris Causa from the UCBL honor
Professor Tejinder (Jim) Virdee from Imperial College London, who UCBL awarded in 2013 the title of Honoris Causa of the University, was knighted by the Queen of England on 14 June 2014.
Professor Virdee, now Professor Sir Jim Virdee, is one of the most renowned physicists of the United Kingdom.
After working on the UA1 experiment at CERN nobélisée, which highlighted the W and Z bosons, he was one of the creators of the CMS experiment at the LHC at CERN. He has worked extensively in this respect with members of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lyon , where he came to give a seminar entitled "The Quest for the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider" in late 2013. Responsible for international CMS collaboration until 2010, its contribution to the discovery of the Higgs boson was essential.
Sir Jim Virdee is also a great promoter of science. He has participated in many projects, particularly in Africa, India and the BBC.
It should be noted that Professor Sir Tom Kibble, also Emeritus Professor at Imperial College, whose work led to the prediction of the existence of this particle and is thus considered to be one of the fathers of the boson Higgs was knighted at the same time.
Sir J. Virdee with Sir T. Kibble