In Celebration of International Women's Day, 2016

Beate Heinemann is one of 7 Inspiring Women from the ATLAS experiment

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Women play key roles in the ATLAS Experiment: from young physicists at the start of their careers to analysis group leaders and spokespersons of the collaboration. One of these inspiring women is Professor Beate Heinemann.

As deputy spokesperson of the ATLAS collaboration, Dr. Heinemann is involved in overseeing all aspects of the ATLAS experiment, from detector and computing operations to physics analysis. “As particle physicists, we look to increase the overall knowledge of humanity,” says Beate. “This search can lead to revolutionary developments, both for society and technology. For example, quantum mechanics led to the development of the transistor which in turn led to the development of computers.”

Beate is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Senior Physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “I am part of a great team in a fantastic working environment,” continues Beate. “My collaborators on the ATLAS experiment have a broad range of expertise, ranging from hardware development to physics analyses. It’s hard not to be inspired!”

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