Rolf Tarrach was the President of the University of Luxembourg from January 2005 to December 2014 and is now Rector emeritus since January 2018. He studied physics in Valencia, received a PhD degree in Barcelona and was postdoc at CERN, Geneva. Dr. Tarrach was professor of theoretical physics at the University of Luxembourg and also served in that capacity at the universities of Valencia and Barcelona. He has published some 100 articles in quantum field theory, quantum chromodynamics and quantum information theory, four books on different subjects and some 100 essays on research, education and other knowledge related subjects. He has done research in a dozen countries and has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Saint Petersburg and another one from the University of Liège. Dr Tarrach has received awards and decorations in Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg and has been Dean and Vice-president at the University of Barcelona. He is a former president of the CSIC (the Spanish Scientific Research Council, Madrid), and a former member of EURAB, EUROHORCS, ESOF (2004 in Stockholm, 2006 in Munich and 2008 in Barcelona), former president of ACA (Brussels) and former Vice-chair of the jury of the French “Initiative d’excellence”. He chaired the committee of international experts EU2015 (2011, Spain). He has been on the EUA Council for 10 years and is EUA’s president as of July 2015.
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Dear Ralf Tarrach,
we are both physicist so we can understand how physics can change the world.
In my video I try to reveal how the piezoelectric phenomenon can be used on a large scale to make use of our motion and the motion of our vehicles on highways to produce environmentally friendly electricity.
You can take a look here : http://www.imagineeurope.eu/vote?contest=video-detail&video_id=1708
Physicists are often isolated in their readings but perhaps it is also good, natural sciences to infuence politics.
I would also like to share another idea i call it the duality of voting. I believe that we we should be able to vote for more than one party, find ways to express ourshelfs by voting the two or three parties we want to cooperate.
Nikos Koltsidas MSc