Former CHAIR 2017-2022
Steve is an experimental particle physicist from the University of Melbourne working on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. On ATLAS, he has served as Muon Software Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, and contributed to early studies in the search for the Higgs boson. Steve currently chairs the ATLAS Outreach Speaker Committee, coordinates University of Michigan undergraduate programmes at CERN, serves as Curriculum Advisor for STEMarts Lab and is an American Physical Society Fellow.
In 2017-2019, Steve first began serving as IPPOG co-chair alongside Hans Peter Beck; he was re-elected to a second term, serving alongside Pedro Abreu in 2020-2022. Steve has greatly enjoyed working with both co-chairs, as well as with the entire group of dedicated scientists, educators and communicators that make IPPOG an effective and successful international collaboration.
In his spare time, Steve frequently gives public talks on science, discovery and international collaboration, co-wrote a popular TED Ed video “The basics of the Higgs boson” and, most importantly, fronts the world-famous Canettes Blues Band.