Prof. Eilam Gross was born in Tel Aviv. After completing his army service in an elite communications unit, he left for New York to study music. There he came across a cult book, The Tao of Physics, which prompted him to come back to Israel and study physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His master's thesis at the Weizmann Institute was written on string theory, after which he "deserted" theoretical work for experimental high-energy physics.
During the last twenty years he has devoted his scientific career to the search for the Higgs boson. After proving that the Higgsboson could not have a mass less than 114 GeV, together with his collaborators at CERN's Large Electron Positron Collider more than 10years ago, he led the ATLAS Statistics Forum for several years while he perfected the statistical procedures used to quantify the discovery, or not, of new phenomena like the Higgs boson. Prof Gross led the Higgs group of ATLAS during the exciting time leading up to thediscovery of a new Higgs boson-like particle and the first measurements which confirmed it's identity as a Higgs boson.
When he's not busy discovering new particles, Prof Gross continues to work on his music.
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