Archives of Jos Engelen

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)

CERN-ARCH-JE-001 to 067


Archives of Jos Engelen


August 2003 to December 2008

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

67 items, 42 boxes, 5 linear metres

Context [Top]

Name of creator

Jos Engelen

Biographical history

Jos Engelen studied physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) where he obtained an MSc degree in 1973. After graduation he worked at the same university as a researcher and lecturer, and gained his PhD degree in 1979.

From 1979 to 1985 Engelen worked at CERN as a fellow, then a staff member.

In 1985 he accepted a post as physicist at the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (NIKHEF).

In 1987 he became professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Amsterdam. At CERN and DESY (Hamburg, Germany) he carried out experiments in the area of the strong interaction, hard photoproduction and dispersion in deep inelastic collisions. He also developed initiatives for research in the field of astroparticle physics.

From 1991 to 1995 he was a member of CERN Super Proton Synchrotron Committee (SPSC), and from 1995 to 2001 a member of CERN Large Hadron Collider Committee (LHCC) (chairman from 1998 to 2000).

From 2001 to 2003 he was Director of NIKHEF, National Institute for High Energy and Nuclear Physics (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

In 2004 he was appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of CERN until 2008. During this period his responsibilities included overseeing the construction and commissioning of the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator and the associated experimental set-ups.

In 2009 he became President of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from Jill Karlson-Forestier, Director of Research’s Office, In December 2008

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

The Jos Engelen collection contains

  • Minutes of the Financial and Accounting Services (FAS) Committee and Technical Students Committee (TSC)
  • Files about relations with the directorate and Physics department (PH)
  • Files about relations with CERN’s Member States and Non-Member States
  • Files about the Russian collaboration (JINR, INTAS, CERN - Russia Joint Working Group for LHC Experiments)
  • Minutes and documents from CERN Experiments Committees: LHCC, SPSC and the Research Board
  • LHC experiments Resources Review Boards; ATLAS RRB, CMS RRB, LHCb RRB, ALICE RRB, Computing RRB
  • Correspondence with the Director General, Robert Aymar
  • Incoming and outgoing mail
  • LHC experiments files: ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, ALICE and TOTEM and PS experiment files: HARP (Hadron Production Experiment at the PS) Collaboration and ISOLDE.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved.

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in English or French.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

Description control [Top]

Archivist's note

Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 7th June 2020