Roberto Carlin 2018The Italian Roberto Carlin, INFN researcher and professor at the University of Padua, was appointed as the new international spokesperson of the CMS scientific collaboration and will lead the experiment from September 2018, taking over from the American Joel Butler, to August 2020. Roberto Carlin’s appointment brings to three out of four the number of Italian researchers heading CERN’s LHC large experiments: in addition to him, in charge of CMS, Federico Antinori and Giovanni Passaleva head, respectively, ALICE and LHCb. Whilst Simone Giani coordinates the TOTEM collaboration, a smaller experiment compared to the four giants, but it is equally fundamental to the results that CERN is obtaining in terms of understanding the infinitely small universe.