And though expanding our knowledge of the subatomic realm remains her main focus, she s acutely aware that she is now a high-visibility role model for women around the world.
The range of issues I have to deal with is much broader than before and includes scientific strategy and planning, budget, personnel aspects, relations with a large variety of stakeholders, etc.
There is the question of the lack of role models, and there is the question of making workplaces more family friendly.
We need to enable parents, men or women, to take breaks to raise families and we need to support parents with infrastructure and facilities.
What are your goals for CERN during this period?
CERN recently signed a set of agreements with the U.S. outlining U.S. participation in the upgrade of the LHC and CERN participation in neutrino projects at Fermilab in the U.S.