Professor John Ellis (CERNKing’s College London) will be giving a plenary talk as part of the Open Science and Research programme at OKCon 2013 on Tuesday 17 September.

John Ellis is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, and also a great communicator. He has been influential in setting CERN’s strategic direction and contributed to the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson. John Ellis is a strong advocate of involving non-European nations in CERN scientific activities.

OKCon 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland, is only a few kilometers away from CERN and the LHC – Large Hadron Collider. CERN has always been considered a pioneer in the open science movement and a strong supporter of the open access movement: open source software has been developed at CERN for decades; Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web while working for CERN when trying to improve the information management system of the LHC.

We are certain that John Ellis’ talk will be a great inspiration to remind everyone why openness in science really matters: because – as CERN has recently proven – it helps reveal the deeper beauty of our universe.

Video from BOLDtalks 2013: John Ellis, The significance of the Higgs Boson discovery.

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