Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee
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Born in 1952, Tejinder was raised in Kisumu, a small hub town on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. The Kenya–Uganda railways ended, and ships took freight and passengers from Kisumu across the Lake to the neighboring countries of Uganda and Tanzania. All these countries were part of the British Empire and decolonized in the early 1960s. Prior to independence, Kisumu had a close-knit Asian community, with the conviviality and collaborative ethos of many pioneering communities in the diaspora. He describes its final design in a way that makes it sound simple: the beams of protons enter into a cylindrical “onion” consisting of four principal layers, each of which has particular function, and which work together to measure the direction, identity and energies of the particles produced by the colliding protons. The fact that he does not associate with a particular country is also what helps to make him open to people from many backgrounds and nationalities and ethnicities.