The man behind the world’s biggest scientific experiment, which critics claim could cause the end of the world, is a Welsh miner’s son who has admitted blowing things up as a child.We have a new Welsh Born Icon.
Dr Lyn Evans, who has been dubbed Evans the Atom, will this week switch on a giant particle accelerator designed to unlock the secrets of the Big Bang.
But the 63-year-old physicist revealed yesterday that his passion for science was fuelled by the relatively small bangs he had created with his chemistry set at his council house in Aberdare in the Welsh valleys.
Name: Lyn Evans
Born: 1945, Aberdare
Educated: Aberdare Grammar; University of Wales, Swansea
Job: Director, CERN, Geneva; Large Hadron Collider Project Leader