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Parité Science (APMST), France
Dr. Fairouz Malek is a senior scientist, research director at CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research, France). She has a thirty years’ experience in research in Nuclear and Particle Physics, Cosmology, Instrumental R&D, Technology and Innovation. She has been working at large infrastructures such as CERN (European Organization for Particle Physics) and participated to several experiments on accelerators such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). She has also participated to a space experiment in view to search for anti-matter in space. Dr. Fairouz Malek had the privilege to contribute to the major discovery of this century in the field of Particle Physics, the Higgs Boson. She was scientific project leader of the French National Grid Infrastructure, an Infrastructure composed of 13 institutions collaborating with the worldwide W-LCG collaboration led by CERN to provide the most performant Computing and Grid technology to the LHC experiments.
Having a strong background with Africa, particularly North Africa, Dr. Fairouz Malek played a coordinator role on behalf of her Institution, CNRS, to develop collaborations and schools in fundamental fields of Physics. She served as board member of the C13 committee of the IUPAP (International Union for Pure and Applied Physics) and the Physics for Development group at EPS. Dr. Fairouz Malek is the co-founder of the ASFAP strategy project ( https://africanphysicsstrategy.org/ ), which aim is the African Science Renaissance. Dr. Fairouz Malek led many activities to promote gender balance. She co-founded the "Parité Science" association in the Alps region in France and became its first president in 2002. Dr. Fairouz Malek was also the president of the Alps branch of the French Physical Society (SFP) in 2000.