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May 2016: Philippe Lebrun, new JUAS Director
Philippe Lebrun

Dr. Philippe Lebrun

In a career devoted to high-energy particle accelerators at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Philippe Lebrun successively worked on the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR), the Large Electron-Positron collider (LEP), the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and more recently on studies for future linear and circular colliders.


With a background in superconducting magnets and cryogenics, he directed the “Accelerator Technology” department of CERN during the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).


A graduate of Ecole des Mines (Paris) and the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena), he is Auditeur de l’Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie (Paris), and doctor honoris causa of the Wrocław University of Technology.


A former lecturer at the Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS), he now proudly takes the leadership of this unique institution, which he intends to develop further in its tradition of excellence.