Pablo Rodríguez Pérez (1976 - 2016)

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of Pablo Rodríguez Pérez, a physicist on the LHCb Experiment, who died in Manchester on 1st July 2016.


Pablo Rodríguez Pérez.

Pablo obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) in 2003, specialising in electronics before going on to work in industry.

He joined the LHCb experiment in 2007, undertaking his Master of Science at USC on the optimisation of readout electronics for the Inner Tracker. He then continued his studies with a PhD, becoming the principal author for the experiment control system of the Silicon Tracker. After the commissioning of the LHCb experiment he moved his attention to the LHCb upgrade, performing the first investigation of prototypes for the upgrade of the vertex locator (VELO).

Following his PhD from USC, Cum Laude, he joined the University of Manchester in 2013 to work further on the VELO Upgrade. Pablo took the lead role in the group’s FPGA firmware development and was key to the VELO Upgrade module construction.

Pablo is survived by his wife, Sonia, their three young children, his parents and his brothers Iván and Carlos. He is predeceased by his brother Victor.  His warmth, kindness, dedication and competence will be deeply missed by his many friends in the LHCb Collaboration.

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