Emmanuel Tsesmelis ; Lecturer in 2nd CST 2012 @ SUT

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Tsesmelis

Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis is an experimental particle physicist with a career spanning scientific research, academic teaching, science communication, international relations and management at CERN and at several universities. He is a Senior Physicist at CERN and a Visiting Professor in Particle and Accelerator Physics at the University of Oxford. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics and a supernumerary member of Jesus College, Oxford.

He read for the degree of Ph.D. in experimental particle physics at the University of Dortmund. From 1993 to 1998, he worked on the CERN neutrino programme as a member of the NOMAD and SPY Collaborations and on the design stages of CNGS, with particular responsibility for the prediction and experimental measurement of the neutrino beam. He has also served as Physics Co-ordinator of the SPS and PS programmes at CERN during the period 1997-1998. In 1998, he joined the CMS Collaboration, one the large experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and for the period 2005-2008 he was appointed Head of the LHC Experimental Areas. Looking to CERN’s future projects, he has also led the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) machine-detector interface working group. As of 2004, he has been providing strategic advice to CERN Directors-General on international relations, and in this capacity he has been responsible for bringing into collaboration with CERN scientists from countries that are in the process of developing their particle physics communities. He also lectures in physics and participates in science communication events, most recently related to CERN’s Non-Member State Summer Student Programme and High School Teacher Programme and at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition in London.

Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis currently heads the CERN Directorate Office, which plays a key advisory and support role for the Director-General and Senior Management. The Directorate Office’s mission is to provide professional and administrative support, by co-ordinating Directorate-wide positions and by providing a source of policy and strategy counsel.

Finally, ProfessorEmmanuel Tsesmelis also has interests in teaching and science communication, most recently at the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science of the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London.