Rüdiger Voss

Curriculum vitae

Present position Head of International Relations, European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

CH-1211 Geneva 23

Phone: +41 22 767 6447
Fax: +41 22 766 9519
Email: Rudiger.Voss (at) cern.ch

Born 1951 in Bielefeld, Germany
Family status Married, two children
Citizenship German
Languages Native speaker of German, fluent in English and French
University Education
1970-1976 Studies of Physics and Mathematics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich, Germany)
1976 Diploma thesis on electron production in proton-proton collisions at the CERN-ISR
1982 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from University of Munich with a thesis on electroweak interference in deep inelastic muon-nucleon scattering at the CERN-SPS
Professional career
1976-1987 Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Munich.
Main research activity: deep inelastic muon-nucleon scattering with the BCDMS (NA4) experiment at the CERN-SPS.
1984-1986 CERN Scientific Associate
1984-1989 Spokesperson for the BCDMS (NA4) Collaboration at CERN
1987 Indefinite appointment as Research Physicist at CERN. Senior Research Physicist since 1989.
1988-1989 CERN SPS Physics Co-ordinator
1990-1997 CERN Group Leader on the SMC (NA47) experiment. Research activity: deep inelastic muon scattering with polarised targets
1991-1998 Member of the ASCOT and ATLAS Collaborations. Research activity: design and development of the ATLAS detector at the LHC, specifically of the ATLAS muon spectrometer.
1998-2001 Deputy Division Leader, CERN Experimental Physics Division (now CERN Physics Department)
2001-2008 Group Leader, CERN-ATLAS Muon Spectrometer Group. Research activity: construction and commissioning of the ATLAS muon spectrometer.
2009-2012 Senior Physicist on the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC.
Member of the CERN International Relations Office: Adviser for Non-Member State (NMS) Relations,
2013- Head of International Relations, CERN
  Author or co-author of > 450 publications in refereed scientific journals
Current or recent committee memberships
1994-2004 Programme Advisory Committee for Particle Physics, JINR Dubna, Russia
1998-2013 CERN Scientific Information Policy Board (Chair 1999-2002)
2001-2006 Chair, Particle Data Group Advisory Committee, LBNL Berkeley, USA
2001- International Advisory Committee, Physics in Collision conference series
2002-2006 Komitee für Elementarteilchenphysik (KET) (Co-ordinating Committee for Particle Physics in Germany)
2006-2012 Gutachterausschuss für Hochenergiephysik des BMBF (Advisory Committee for High Energy Physics of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
2006 Chair, Task Force on Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics
2007-2013 Chair, CERN Associates and Fellows Committee
2007-2013 Working Group 2: "Communication in Physics" of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

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