Rolf Landua studied physics at the University of Mainz in Germany and came to CERN in 1980 after finishing his PhD. He worked on several experiments on hadron spectroscopy, first as user, then as CERN fellow and from 1987 onwards as research physicist at CERN. In 1995, he was one of the initiators of the antimatter decelerator (AD) project and the ATHENA antihydrogen experiment, of which he was the spokesperson between 1999-2004.
In 2005, Rolf started the CERN Education group and introduced the national language teacher programmes. From 2009 to 2015, his group became responsible for CERN visits and exhibitions, leading to the design and commissioning of two new permanent exhibitions, five visit point exhibitions and several new traveling exhibitions. In 2016, he became deputy group leader of the ‘Education, Communication and Outreach’ group. His passion is to inspire and motivate young people for science.