Jean-Claude Brunet (1941 - 2016)

Jean-Claude Brunet passed away on 27 February 2016.


Brunet joined CERN in 1966 and was one of the key players in the design of the colliders, from the ISR, the first Intersecting Storage Rings, to the LHC, not forgetting the AA, the first Antiproton Accumulator, and LEP. An engineer in the design office, he participated as a precursor to the development and implementation of many elements of the ultra-high vacuum (UHV) systems of these machines. He also played an important role in the design and construction of the LHC cryostats. As a leader, he was always open-minded and much appreciated by the younger generations.

His strong energy led him to be a staff representative and one of the pillars of the touring section of the Ski Club.

We have lost a creator, a traveller, a sailor, a mountaineer and a great friend.

Our thoughts go to his wife, Marie-Claude and his family.

His friends and former colleagues