Prof. Joël Feltesse

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    CEA, IRFU; F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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    Dr. Joël Feltesse

    Curiculum Vitae

    Full Name Dr Joël FELTESSE

    Personal details

    • Birthdate: 13 October 1946
    • Place of birth: Saint Germain en Laye (France)
    • Nationality: French
    • Marital status: Married, two sons


    • 1967 Licence ès sciences
    • 1968 DEA Physique théorique atomique et nucléaire
    • 1975 Doctorat ès sciences physiques (High Energy Particle Physics)

    Languages French, English and conversant in German

    • Appointments

    1975 - 2006: Permanent research position at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA).

    2006 – pres.: Pensioned, Scientific Advisor to the head of the “Institut de Recherche sur les lois Fondamentales de l’Univers”, CEA, Saclay (France).

    2006 - 2008: Visitor at the University of Hamburg (Germany)

    • Positions

    1992 - 1995: Spokesperson of the H1 Collaboration at DESY, Hamburg

    1996 - 2001: Head of Department, « Département d’Astrophysique, de Physique des Particules de Physique Nucléaire et de l’Instrumentation Associée » (DAPNIA), CEA Saclay. The DAPNIA consists of 300 technicians, 150 engineers and 250 physicists.

    2002 - 2004: President of the Science Policy Committee at CERN (SPC)

    2010 - pres.: President of the Sciences Exactes et Naturelles (SEN-2) Commission of the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS, Belgium).

    • Main research activities

    1969 - 1975: Elementary particles experiment π-- p ⇒ π0 n, π-p ⇒ ηn at Saturne in CEA/Saclay (thesis work).

    1976 - 1985: Experiment at CERN on muon nucleon deep inelastic scattering. Responsible of development, construction and test of 100 Muliti Wire Propotional Chambers. Contact person (Technical coordinator) then Deputy Spokesperson of the Collaboration.

    1983 - 1984: Design, construction and test of a Water Cerenkov prototype detector towards a neutrino elastic scattering experiment.

    1985 - 1998: H1 experiment at HERA in Hamburg. In 1992, H1 is an international collaboration of about 400 physicists from 11 countries. Founding member of the Collaboration in 1985. Coordinator of the construction of the liquid argon calorimeter. Co-Physics Coordinator until 1992. Spokesperson (head) of the Collaboration from 1992 to 1995.

    1996 - 2001: Scientific guidance of the DAPNIA, a laboratory of research of the CEA (France) into the fundamental laws of the Universe.

    2006 - 2008: Convenor of a joined HERA physics working group at DESY (Hamburg)

    2006 - pres.: Analysis of HERA data and contribution to publications.

    2007 - pres.: Member of the steering group of the PDF4LHC working group at CERN.

    • Teaching activities

    Professor in Summer schools : Herceg Novi (1979), Varna (1985), SLAC-SSI (1989), CERN-Aachen (1992), ITEP (1994), Cargèse (1996).

    Superviser of 9 PhD students (1980-1997).

    • Scientific publications

    Author and co-author of about 200 articles of research in refereed journals. Invited speaker at the most prestigious international conferences on high energy physics and instrumentation. Seminar talks in many large Laboratories (Belgium, Canada, former Czechoslovakia, former FRG, former GDR, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK,USA, former USSR)

    Popular articles in « Encyclopaedia Universalis » (1985) and « Annuaire Français des Relations Internationales » (2004).

    Article in (2010).

    • Awards

    Helmholtz-Humboldt Forschungspreis, Germany (2005)

    • Scientific Committees

    « Conseil Scientifique et Technique et Suivi des expériences » of the « Service de Physique des Particules Elémentaires » at CEA/Saclay (1985-1994).

    LEP Experiment Committee, LEPC at CERN (1992-1994).

    Scientific Committee of the « Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules », IN2P3/CNRS (1996-2000).

    Extended Science Committee (ESC) at DESY in Hamburg (1997-2005).

    Chair of the ESC review for Particle Physics and Astroparticle Physics at DESY in Hamburg (2003).

    PParc JIF Advisory Board in UK (1999-2004).

    Science Policy Committee at CERN, SPC (1999-2004).

    Scientific advisor to the High Commissioner of the French Atomic Energy Commission, CEA (2002-2006).

    Programme Review Committee « Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie » (FOM), NIKHEF, Netherlands (2003).

    Organising Committee of the “Journées de prospective” DSP/DAPNIA – CNRS/IN2P3 (2004)

    Committee for the assessment of the Amsterdam Physics Research, Netherlands (2004).

    Reviewer of projects for the ‘Agence Nationale de la Recherche’, ANR. France (2006)

    CERN Council Strategy Group (2006)

    Visiting Committee of the LAL at Orsay , France (2009).

    « Commission de Physique du Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique », Belgium (2003-2009).

    Saclay 27/03/2011

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