LPC celebrates Joel Butler’s election as spokesperson for CMS

On Thursday, the LHC Physics Center celebrated the election of scientist Joel Butler as the next spokesperson of CMS. About 100 people attended the celebration, which took place on the 11th floor of Wilson Hall.

Joel Butler, center, raises a glass to CMS with LHC Physics Center co-coordinators Boaz Klima (left) and Meenakshi Narain. Photo: Gabriele Benelli, Brown University

Joel Butler, center, raises a glass to CMS with LHC Physics Center co-coordinators Boaz Klima (left) and Meenakshi Narain. Photo: Gabriele Benelli, Brown University

Joel Butler makes the first cut of the celebratory cake. Photo: Lothar Bauerdick, PPD

Joel Butler makes the first cut of the celebratory cake. Photo: Lothar Bauerdick, PPD

While Joel Butler exchanges pleasantries with Particle Physics Division Head Patricia McBride, Boaz Klima appears to be surprised to find himself tasked with cutting cake for party-goers. Photo: Gabriele Benelli, Brown University

While Joel Butler exchanges pleasantries with Particle Physics Division Head Patricia McBride, Boaz Klima cuts cake for party-goers. Photo: Gabriele Benelli, Brown University

Terry Grozis, chief administrative support for the Particle Physics Division, enjoys cake with Boaz Klima. Photo: Lothar Bauerdick, PPD

Terry Grozis, chief administrative support for the Particle Physics Division, enjoys cake with Boaz Klima. Photo: Lothar Bauerdick, PPD