Members Representatives


Ralf is a senior scientist at GSI in Darmstadt, where he works on the ALICE experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He studied physics at the universities of Münster and GieCen. He received his Ph.D. with the TAPS experiment studying carbon-ion collisions at intermediate energies. He joined the State University of New York in Stony Brook, first as a Feodor-Lynen fellow of the Humboldt Foundation and then as a faculty member.


Spencer Pasero is the Manager of Fermilab's Office of Education and Public Outreach. He has led and contributed to a variety of education programs since joining the lab, including K–8 physical science field trip programs, high school teacher workshops, undergraduate internship programs, and public events such as the Family Open House and Wonders of Science.



Darren Price is currently a Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester, working primarily on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, and the DarkSide experiment at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Italy.


Katharina is a senior scientist at the University of Zurich working on the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. She studied physics at the University of Zurich and received her PhD with a measurement of the proton structure function at the H1 experiment at the electron-proton collider HERA. Her current research interests are measurements with electroweak bosons or prompt photons as well as central exclusive production and diffraction with the LHCb experiment.


Jonas Strandberg is an assistant professor in particle physics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He started his career at Stockholm University, where he got hooked on particle physics after spending the summer of 1998 at CERN as a summer student. He graduated in 2001 and continued at Stockholm University for his doctoral studies, where his research concerned top quark physics at the Tevatron collider outside Chicago. He defended his Ph. D.


Following earning his PhD from Cantabria University (UC) Alberto was appointed first as associate professor and then, since 1991, as full Professor of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics, specialized in experimental particle physics, of the Cantabria Institute of Physics (IFCA, CSIC-Univ. Cantabria). He is presently the Director of the Doctoral School of the UC, President of the Cantabria Local Section of the Spanish Physics Royal Society, Coordinator of the National Thematic Network for Future Linear Colliders and Spanish delegate to IPPOG.


Sahal’s completed a Masters degree in Theoretical Physics at the University of Cape Town in 2002, and prior to starting a PhD at Northwestern University, he worked briefly at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  and Northwestern.


Andrej is a senior researcher at the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, working at the Experimental Particle Physics Department. So far he worked for experiments at three different laboratories: DESY in Germany, KEK in Japan, and CERN crossing the Franco-Swiss border. Currently he is part of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN, where he engages in exotic searches and in development of new solid state detectors for high radiation environments at high energy physics experiments.


Ivan studied experimental nuclear physics at Comenius University in Bratislava. After the fall of communism, he accepted an offer from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada to start Ph.D. studies in experimental particle physics. Soon he was attracted by the temptations of theory and completed his Ph.D. in 1996 in theoretical physics. In 1997 he returned to Slovakia where he accepted a position in the Department of Physics, University of Žilina. Ivan now works on phenomenology of electroweak symmetry breaking.


After graduating in Physics in the Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest in 1994, I joined IFIN-HH and in the following year I started working for the first time on the FOPI Experiment at GSI Darmstadt, being involved in heavy ion collisions at intermediate and relativistc energies. In 1995 I earned the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Nuclear and Particle Physics from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest. In 2003 I earned a Ph.D.