Members Representatives


Ricardo is an assistant professor at the University of Coimbra and a researcher at LIP, the Portuguese Laboratory for Instrumentation and Particle Physics. He obtained his PhD at Imperial College London, on deep inelastic e-p scattering with the ZEUS experiment, in DESY. At Imperial he took part in  Particle Physics Masterclasses, before they became international. That’s when he became enthusiastic about science outreach, which he views as an important part of the research endeavour… and great fun!


High energy particle physics has been an important repeating theme in Krzysztof’s scientific path. Krzysztof’s PhD thesis was based on the data collected from measurements in the nuclear emulsion - a technique known already since before 1940, but which nowadays is still used in neutrino experiments.  Later he started to work in experiments with detectors full of electronic devices that would process data with computers.  Here he was able to fully apply his skills gained during computer science studies, and his interest in HEP experiments continued to grow.


At 13 Farid decided to become a physicist and opted for particle physics when he started university in Algeria. After his PhD from Saclay, France, he took part in several experiments (e+e-, ep, pN, ppbar, pp, nu-e) at DESY, CERN and the Bugey nuclear reactor. Farid lectures at Oslo University and continues his work as a research physicist in the ATLAS collaboration.


Charles is a senior researcher at Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics in the Netherlands. He received his PhD in physics in 1992 for his work in the L3 experiment at the LEP collider in CERN. Afterwards, he took up a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in preparation of the superconducting supercollider. In 1994 Charles started working at the University of Minnesota, measuring the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon at the AGS in Brookhaven. After returning to the Netherlands in 1998, he worked on L3+Cosmics, and briefly on ATLAS.


LHCb Collaboration


Catia joined the Communication Office of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in 2004. Having graduated in Mathematics at the Rome University “La Sapienza” (2002) she then achieved a Master in Communication of Science in Milan (2003). Since 2007 she has also officially been recognised as a journalist. At INFN Catia has been working on the creation and organisation of exhibitions.



Jonivar studied physics and philosophy at the University of Trondheim,
Norway, culminating in a dissertation on the philosophy of quantum
field theory.  He went on to do his PhD at the University of
Edinburgh, specialising in lattice QCD.  After postdoctoral positions
in Adelaide, DESY (Hamburg), Amsterdam and Trinity College Dublin he
joined the Mathematical Physics department at the National University
of Ireland Maynooth as a lecturer in 2007.  His main current research
interests are in QCD and QCD-like theories at extremes of temperature


Dezső Horváth received his MSc in Physics at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and his PhD at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia). As an experimental particle physicist he worked at particle accelerators in Dubna and Leningrad (Russia), at TRIUMF (Vancouver, Canada), at Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA), at Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) and at various facilities of CERN. The results of his studies were published in more than 1200 publications with above 100000 citations. At present he works in the CMS Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN.