European School of Instrumentation
in Particle & Astroparticle Physics
Prof. Johann Collot

Johann Collot obtained his physics PhD in 1984 from université Grenoble-Alpes (science & medical university of Grenoble at the time) in neutrino physics. As a post-doc, he then worked for one year and a half at TRIUMF in Vancouver on nucleon-nucleon interaction at intermediate energy. Back in Grenoble, he participated to the Bugey-3 neutrino oscillation experiment, and in parallel he progressively started to get involved in the R&D phase of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) program at CERN. In 1991, he joined one of the proto-collaborations that became officially ATLAS in 1992. Together with many other colleagues, he strongly contributed to the design, the construction and the commissioning of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter until 2003.

At the beginning of 2003, Johann Collot became for 4 years the director of the Laboratory for Subatomic Physics and Cosmology of Grenoble, a lab of 200 employees involved in many aspects of nuclear, particle, astroparticle physics and cosmology.

Today, Johann Collot is a distinguished full professor of physics at université Grenoble-Alpes, still working in the ATLAS collaboration and in particular on the construction of a new inner tracker for the High-Luminosity phase of the LHC.

In 2014, Johann Collot initiated the ESIPAP school, thanks to a multi-annual grant allocated by the ENIGMASS LABEX, a French research cluster of excellence, and the support of the Archamps Technopole.


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