Marcel Demarteau will be the new Physics Division director of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, effective Monday, June 17.

He succeeds David Dean, who became director of ORNL’s Physical Sciences Directorate.

An expert in particle collider physics and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Demarteau leads research in the structure and evolution of the universe. He chairs several advisory committees through which the particle physics community takes stock of past progress and charts future enterprises, ORNL said in a news release.

He comes to ORNL from DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, where he directed the High Energy Physics Division with a program ranging from studies at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland to investigations of the afterglow of the Big Bang using the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica.

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