Vale of Glamorgan MP, Alun Cairns, was reunited at the weekend with a key physicist at CERN in Switzerland, who he previously met when handing over his GCSE Certificate at Ysgol Bro Morgannwg in Barry.
Mr Cairns was visiting the European Council for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, in Switzerland in his role as Secretary of State for Wales. During his visit, he bumped into Meirin Evans who studied at Bro Morgannwg before becoming a physicist at the home of the much publicised Large Hadron Collider. Meirin is originally from the Vale of Glamorgan and has family in Penarth.
In his role, Meirin works 120m below ground as one of the key physicists at CERN on one of their globally significant science projects.
Mr Cairns said, “It was great to see Meirin again and I’m delighted to see a success story from Barry, contributing to significant projects in the world of science. I first met him in Bro Morgannwg when he had completed his GCSE’s. To now meet him again 120m underground in Switzerland and to see the incredible work he is carrying out is inspiring!”
He added, “It goes to show the current group of students in the Vale that they can go on to successful careers in science and play their role in world-changing projects.”