is a theoretical physicist at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), in Geneva, and headed the theoretical study division of CERN in the 1980s. Former president of the French Physical Society, he is now president of the European Physical Society. As the author of over 200 research papers in high-energy theoretical physics, he is particularly known for helicity formalism, which provides a theoretical framework for the analysis of relativistic collisions between particles with spin, and for the analysis of hadronic jets. His work has taken him to over thirty countries, with long periods in each of the three main high-energy laboratories in the United States. He edited “Physics Reports” for many years and is a correspondent of the French Academy of Sciences, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a member of Academia Europaea.
The European Physical Society
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
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Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 8–10, January 1993
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Jacob, M. (1993), The European Physical Society. Adv. Mater., 5: 8–10. doi: 10.1002/adma.19930050102
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The President of the European Physical Society describes the structure and activities of the EPS in relation to the national societies and the European Commission. One point of particular activity is the development of east–west research collaborations, through arranging exchange visits, and providing equipment and funds. Other topics covered are the EPS conferences and publication programs.