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Herwig Franz Schopper
For his work as a scientist, as a manager of scientific enterprise, and as a leader in international collaboratioFor his work as a scientist, as a manager of scientific enterprise, and as a leader in international collaboration.
He has authored more than 200 scientific papers and many articles for newspapers and magazines on optics, thin metal layers, nuclear physics, elementary particle detector development, and accelerator technology. He also has written and edited books on a variety of subjects including particle accelerators, weak interaction and beta decay, matter and antimatter, and nuclear structure.
Schopper was an Associate Professor at the University of Mainz and Director of the Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics, then becoming Professor at the University of Karlsruhe and Director of the Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics of TH Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center. He was a Research Associate at the European Center for Nuclear Research, CERN and served as Division Leader of the Nuclear Physics Division. He served in various capacities at CERN, one of which was the Director-General. His year as Director-General culminated in the successful construction of the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) and the first successful test of the four LEP detectors.