Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach

Rector of the University of Luxembourg

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Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach is the rector of the new trilingual University of Luxembourg as of January 2005. Dr. Rolf Tarrach was born in 1948 in Valencia, Spain. He studied Physics at the University of Valencia, Spain and obtained his PhD from the University of Barcelona. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at CERN, Geneva, and is now a professor of theoretical physics at the universities of Valencia and Barcelona.

He has published more than 100 papers in theoretical high energy physics, quantum field theory, and quantum mechanics and has written two books on quantum information theory. He has been honored with a honoris causa degree from the University of Saint Peterburg Russia, and he is the recipient of eight official prizes. He was Dean of the School of Physics and Vice-Rector of the University of Barcelona. Dr. Tarrach is the former president of CSIC Madrid (the Spanish Scientific Research Council) and a former member of the European Union Research Advisory Board, of the European Heads of Research Council group (which he also chaired) and of the 5-year assessment panel of experts of the European Commission.

Dr. Tarrach is a former member of the Board of Telefonica of Catalonia and has been a co-organizer of the first three Euroscience Open Forum meetings in Stockholm (2004), Munich (2006) and Barcelona (2008). He is on the European University Association Council and is the president of the Academic Cooperation Association as of December 2008.

“Arts, Culture & Applied Cultural Diplomacy”

A Panel Discussion moderated by President Francesco Rutelli & Amb. Katalin Bogyay, with the following speakers: President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, The Hon. Bertie Ahern, The Hon. Erna, Hennicot-Schoepges, Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach, Beate Finckh, Albert For
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)