Catherine Magnier (1968 - 2016)

Catherine, you arrived at CERN in May 2000 as a mechanical draughtswoman in the TS department’s mechanical studies office. 


In keeping with your nature, your arrival was very discrete, but you soon became well known and appreciated by all thanks to the skill, professionalism and perfectionism that you brought to the projects on which you worked.

Following on from your involvement and success in studies for the LHC’s collimators and electrical feed boxes, the Hiradmat test area and the complete renovation of the PS complex access control system, you joined the High-Luminosity LHC project in February 2014.

We must also mention your interests outside of work, including motorbikes, botany and fish-keeping, which you pursued with the same passion and thirst for knowledge that you brought to your work. The messages and tributes received since your death have only served to reinforce our memory of you as a beautiful and charming person – a memory that will stay with us forever. Rest in peace.

Your friends and colleagues

We deeply regret to announce the death of Catherine Magnier on 31 May 2016. Catherine Magnier, who was born on 4 November 1968, worked in the EN department and had been at CERN since 24 May 2000.

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

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