Core Team

Global Cosmics Coordination

Carolin is a scientific employee at DESY's Astroparticle Physics division. Her responsibility is support for education in the field of astroparticle physics and enable young people to work like scientists. She builds experiments to let them explore cosmic particles.

She finds that physics is great: it explains the world to us, is challenging, requires creativity and is very exciting and satisfying. It is often a team effort across all border.

Coordination Team

Administrative and financial support officer for IPPOG.

Works for CERN International Relations, Education, Communication and Outreach group. At CERN since 2016.

Previously working with the European Commission in Luxembourg for about 20 years. Client advisor in a Danish bank in my previous life.

Masterclasses Coordination

Uta studied chemistry at the University of Bonn. After her PhD (1994), she turned to science communication. Since, she has worked as a freelance science journalist and communicator. She has produced articles for newspapers, magazines and radio, as well as giving writing and communication trainings for young scientists and moderating events.

Masterclasses Coordination

While in graduate school, Ken Cecire found that his greatest satisfaction was a teaching assistant in undergraduate introductory courses. Upon receiving an MA in Physics at City College, New York in 1981, Ken became a high school physics teacher. After several years of summer research at Jefferson Lab, Ken left the classroom in 1999 and moved to Hampton University to join the staff of the newly formed QuarkNet, a U.S. program to bring particle physics research to high school teachers and students. Ken was introduced to International Masterclasses during a visit to CERN in 2006.

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After graduating in Physics in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in 1986, Pedro joined LIP the following year, setting foot at CERN for the first time to work on the DELPHI Experiment. In 1988 he began teaching at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Portugal and in 1991 earned the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Particle Physics from the same institution. Eventually Pedro earned a Ph.D. from IST based on his work in the DELPHI Experiment at LEP, all the while continuing his teaching engagements at IST.

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Coordination Team

Barbora holds a MS degree in Plasma Physics and a MS degree in Management from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. After having obtained her PhD in Thermonuclear Fusion from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, she worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency as a Scientific Editor and, later, for an NGO in Geneva specialized in sustainable energy.