South African Young Academy of Science

Sahal Yacoob

Sahal Yacoob

Dr Sahal Yacoob is an experimental particle physicist. He is currently part of the ATLAS collaboration which discovered the Higgs Boson in 2010 and continues to explore the energy frontier. He is passionate about expanding access to knowledge, resources, and the scientific method while developing an active particle physics group in South Africa. Dr Yacoob is the first South African representative of the international particle physics outreach group (IPPOG).

Dr Yacoob is a former SAYAS Co-Chair and has served on the Executive Committee for three terms.