Prof. Michel Spiro
Michel Spiro (72y), former President of CERN Council (2010-2012), former director of IN2P3 (National Institute for Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics) in CNRS (2003-2010), is now Emeritus Research Director at CEA, Past President of the French Physical Society and President of IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics). He is also chair of the Steering Committee of the project for the proclamation of an International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development in 2022.
He is fellow of the European Physical Society, “Chevalier dans l’ordre de la Légion d’honneur” and “Officier dans l’Ordre du Mérite”. He received many prizes.
His research extended from particle physics experiments at CERN (W and Z discovery) to astroparticle physics experiments (detection of solar neutrinos and search for dark matter).
He wrote many books.