Mr. Rolf Tarrach Siegel

Physicist and rector emeritus of the University of Luxembourg

Rolf Tarrach (1948, Valencia) was president of the University of Luxembourg from 2005 to 2014. He obtained his PhD in Barcelona and was a postdoctoral researcher at CERN, Geneva, before becoming a professor of theoretical quantum physics. He has received awards and decorations in Spain, Russia, Portugal, Belgium and Luxembourg. He was vice-president of the University of Barcelona and president of CSIC (Spain). He is also a former member of EURAB, EUROHORCS, ESOF, former president of ACA (Brussels) and former vice-chair of the jury of the French ‘Initiatives d’excellence’. He chaired the EU2015 Committee of International Experts (Spain) and also sat on the EUA Council, later becoming EUA president (2015-2019).


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