|Main position||Voorzitter APPEC|
|Disciplines||Elementary particle physics and nuclear physics|
|Metrology, scientific instrumentation|
|Chair||Experimentele hoge-energie fysica|
|Section||Physics and Astronomy Section|
Frank Linde is a leading Dutch scientist in the field of high-energy physics – elementary particle physics. He has played an important role in the search for new particles and in identifying their traits. Lindes’ contribution to the design and construction of the hyper-sensitive ATLAS detector at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is widely acknowledged. The ATLAS detector is one of two instruments used to discover the Higgs boson in 2012.
Linde has also actively supported astroparticle research in the Netherlands by involving ‘his’ institute – the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) – in the quest for the direct detection of gravitational waves (the Virgo experiment) and enigmatic dark matter (the XENON experiment). Linde recently became the chairman of the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium.