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James Gillies began his career at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory, as a research scientist in the mid-1980s. After a stint as Head of Science with the British Council in Paris, he returned to CERN in 1995 as a science writer. He was Head of the Organization’s communication group from 2003 to 2015, and has since been working in the strategic planning and evaluation unit, while also assisting the SESAME laboratory in Jordan with communications during its start-up phase. He is co-author of “How the Web was Born”, a history of the Internet published in 2000 and described by the London Times as being among the year’s ten best books for inquisitive minds.