Eugène Vossenberg - 1943-2009

Gene Vossenberg, a valued colleague, passed away on Saturday, 10 October.

Gene was recruited by CERN in 1972 as an in-house inspector of dipoles for the SPS. Three years later he joined the SPS kicker magnet team within the beam transfer group, which is where he spent the bulk of his career. Gene was an innovative engineer who loved his work. He made a substantial contribution to the success of the resonant extraction scheme used in the SPS, and subsequently the SPS-LEP lepton transfer system. More recently, he is credited with the innovations at the heart of the pulse generators used in the LHC’s beam dumping system, a key component of the collider’s safety systems.

Gene retired in February 2008.

It was a pleasure for us all to work with Gene and be associated with him. We will remember him for the great skill he showed in his work and for his kindness, his congeniality and his enthusiasm.

His colleagues and friends