Hermann Schmickler is a distinguished physicist with a career spanning over three decades at CERN. After completing his PhD in Physics at the University of Bonn in Germany, he joined CERN as a fellow in beam instrumentation in 1987. Over the next 35 years, Hermann significantly contributed to various roles at CERN, including Engineer in Charge of LEP operation, Section Leader, Group Leader of the beam instrumentation group, and Group Leader of controls.

In addition to his exceptional technical skills, Hermann has been recognised for his teaching abilities, becoming one of the teachers at CAS in 2001.

In 2009, Hermann was appointed Technical Director of the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) study, which he continued until taking over as CAS director in 2018. As CAS director, he was instrumental in developing a new curriculum emphasising hands-on learning and practical applications.

Hermann's dedication to his work and his contributions to the field of physics have been invaluable to the scientific community. He has been a true asset to CERN and has set an example for future physicists.