Barbara Strasser (1954-2018)

Sad news for the CERN Accelerator School team.

Barbara Strasser joined CERN in December 1978 and worked for the CERN Accelerator School (CAS) throughout her career at the Laboratory. Initially she worked part-time for the school alongside Suzanne von Wartburg and later became solely responsible for all CAS administrative matters. During her career, she worked with all the directors of the CAS and could recall many details of past courses including the names of former students. During dinner discussions she referred to herself as “the last CAS dinosaur”.

Her professionalism and the way in which she made it her business to take care of everyone’s well-being will be fondly remembered by her colleagues at CERN, as well as by the many lecturers and hundreds of students that have been involved in the various courses over the years.

Our sincere condolences go to her husband Georges, their children and family.


The CAS and the ATS Support to Project Office teams


We deeply regret to announce the death of Barbara Strasser on 6 July 2018.

Barbara Strasser, who was born on 10 December 1954, worked in the ATS Sector and first came to CERN on 1 December 1978.

The Director-General has sent a message of condolence to her family on behalf of the CERN personnel.


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