Particle Fever   —   Albert de Roeck
Albert de Roeck is a senior research scientist and staff member at CERN.  He is also a professor at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and a visiting professor at the Institute of Particle Physics and Phenomenology in Durham (UK).  He obtained his PhD at the university of Antwerp on an experiment at CERN, studying the multiparticle dynamics in hadron-hadron interactions, by colliding meson beams on protons and nuclear targets.  After his PhD, Albert spent 10 years at the German particle physics laboratory, DESY, where he and his team made very precise measurements of the quark and gluon structure of the proton.  In the late 90's his interest turned to the possibility to discover new physics, in particular Supersymmetry and Extra Dimensions, and he returned to CERN and joined an experiment at the large electron-positron collider LEP.  Albert is now one the leaders of the physics program and preparation for physics analysis at the CMS experiment at the LHC.
Albert regularly gives seminars and lectures all over the world on the physics potential of the LHC project.  Co-author of more than 400 scientific papers as an experimentalist, he also has been collaborating closely with leading theorists of the field.