Meet Frank Tecker, a highly experienced accelerator physicist and educator. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Frank has been a part of CERN since 1992, starting as a Summer Student and presently as a permanent staff member.
Frank received his Physics degree from RWTH Aachen (Germany) in 1994, followed by a PhD there, with a three-year stay at CERN working at the Large Electron Position Collider (LEP). After earning his PhD, Frank worked for two years as a Research Associate at Fermilab, Chicago, USA, before joining CERN as an applied accelerator physicist in the Operations group of the Accelerator and Beams Division -later Beams Department-, where he spent most of his career at CERN.
He has a rich history of working with various accelerator systems, including the CERN Proton Synchrotron, R&D for CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) at the CLIC Test Facility CTF3, the Recycler at Fermilab, and LEP.
Frank has a wealth of experience in lecturing about Linear Colliders and Accelerator Physics and has been a lecturer at the CERN Accelerator School (CAS) since 2009. He has had the opportunity to share his knowledge and expertise with students of all levels, including high-school students in CERN's Internship Program, CERN Summer Students, attendees of the International School for Linear Colliders, and participants in Oxford graduate lectures.
In 2022, he was appointed as the Director of the CERN Accelerator School (CAS). He is responsible for organising its operations and continuing to provide students with the best possible education and training in accelerator physics.