Wales has welcomed its first signing in a £50 million plan to get the biggest brains in engineering and science working here. Professor Yves Barde will start work at Cardiff University - he's one of the best neurobiologist in the world and wants to put welsh science on the world stage.
Yves Barde, from the Biozentrum at the University of Basel, will join Cardiff School of Biosciences through the Sêr Cymru science initiative which aims to enhance research excellence by attracting world-class researchers and their teams to Wales.
The Welsh Government has appointed the first science 'star' as part of a £50m initiative to establish Wales as a centre for research excellence.
Yves Barde - a 'world-leading' neurobiologist - will join Cardiff School of Biosciences from the University of Basel through the Sêr Cymru initiative.
Science lessons in most Welsh schools are good but assessment isn't robust enough, according to school inspectors.
Estyn also says sometimes, in primary schools, teachers pass on their science misunderstandings to pupils.
The Welsh Government welcomes the report which it says is broadly positive.
Dr Lyn Evans has spoken of his pride that Wales was involved in the discovery of what's believed to be the Higgs Boson particle.
Dr Evans from Aberdare was the project leader for research into Higgs Boson, which gives matter mass and and holds the physical fabric of the universe together.
Scientists have been looking for the Higgs since the 1960s, but the search began in earnest more than 20 years ago with early experiments at Cern in Europe and Fermilab in the US.
Scientists say they believe they have captured the elusive Higgs Boson particle that gives matter mass.
Professor John Womersley, chief executive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, told reporters at a London briefing that they had discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs Boson.
– Professor John Womersley
Discovery is the important word. That is confirmed. It's a momentous day for science.
There is a strong Welsh connection to the groundbreaking scientific project as Dr Lyn Evans from Aberdare was the project leader.
Wales' Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor John Harries, says the £50-million investment should help build a team of top-level scientists and attract the best research projects to Wales.