Herwig Schopper - a century in physics

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Director-General of CERN from 1981 until 1988, Professor Schopper has made landmark contributions to nuclear and particle physics, and to related technologies. In his early career, he played a key role in shaping today’s physics research landscape in Germany, establishing laboratories and institutions before going on to leadership roles at DESY and CERN. After retirement, not content to rest on his laurels, Herwig embarked on a new career: as a science diplomat. In this capacity, he played a leading role in the establishment of the SESAME laboratory in Jordan, a synchrotron light facility for the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Over his remarkable career, Professor Schopper has rubbed shoulders with the giants of the field, counting many as friends. Few have had the opportunity to witness the evolution of particle physics from such a privileged vantage point. 

This symposium celebrates his life and achievements to date.

Please register if you plan to attend the Symposium in person.