Joint Universities Accelerator School
Dr. Louis Rinolfi
Dr. Louis Rinolfi

Dr. Louis Rinolfi - After graduating from INSA Lyon’s school of engineering, Louis worked for a telecommunications company in Paris before joining CERN in 1974. He had a long career in particle accelerator physics at CERN, during which he worked on the beam physics and operation of PS, AA, LPI and design of collider projects CLIC, NLC, ILC. From 1981, he was in charge of design, construction and installation of magnets for the Antiproton Collector (today AD). In 1985, he contributed to the commissioning of the antiprotons for the Tevatron at Fermi Lab (Chicago). From 1989, he was responsible of the LEP Pre-Injector. He led the studies on the CLIC Injectors complex, until 2012, official date of CERN retirement.


He has also worked at SLAC (California) during a sabbatical year and has served on several international advisory committees. 


From 1990 to 1993, he taught at the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble (today UGA), giving lectures on Longitudinal Beam Dynamics, Synchrotron Radiations and Stochastic Cooling. From 1994 to 2002, he taught the course on Longitudinal Beam Dynamics at JUAS. In 2011, he was appointed JUAS Director, a position he held until 2016. In 2014, he organised and coordinated the 20th Anniversary of JUAS. Under his leadership, several European Universities became partners of JUAS.


He currently acts as coordinator at ESI of the « Challenge Based Innovation » working group on particle accelerators for societal challenges, part of the new European project I.FAST.