Head, Education Group
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
PhD in Particle Physics, University of Mainz, Germany. Since 1980, research physicist, CERN; fundamental research on antimatter, proponent of the CERN antimatter factory, leader of an experiment producing millions of antihydrogen atoms. Since 2006, Head of the Education Group, CERN, aiming to innovate physics teaching at schools, by inspiring and motivating with examples from modern physics; organization of more than 30 teacher schools at CERN per year, with more than 6,000 teachers from 72 countries participating. Recipient of the Outreach Prize, European Physical Society (2003).