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physicist

Manuel Aguilar-Benitez, Spanish physicist. Achievements include research in measurement of number of neutrino families; research in measurements validating the standard model of particles and interactions. Named Most Cited Spanish Scientist, I.S.I., since 1982. Member of Particle Data Group, European Physical Society, Royal Academy of Sciences (academician 2001), Royal Physics Society (chairman division HEP 1995-1997).

Background

Aguilar-Benitez, Manuel was born on November 19, 1943 in Madrid, Spain. Son of Mariano Aguilar and Blanca Benitez de Lugo.

Education

Graduate in physics, University Complutense, Madrid, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Complutense, Madrid, 1969.

Career

Postdoctorate Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, 1969—1972. Fellow European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, 1967—1969, science associate, 1975, 1978—1979, 1980—1981, 1989—1990. Senior scientist Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, Madrid, since 1973, HEP division leader, 1983—1998, head department fusion and particle physics, since 1998, director department fusion and elementary particles, since 1998.

Invited scientist College France, Paris, 1982. Manager HEP national program CICYT, Madrid, 1996—2000. Science delegate European Organization of Nuclear Research Council, Geneva, 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in measurement of number of neutrino families. Research in measurements validating the standard model of particles and interactions.

Membership

Member of Particle Data Group, European Physical Society, Royal Academy of Sciences (academician 2001), Royal Physics Society (chairman division HEP 1995-1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, literature, skiing, gastronomy, soccer.

Connections

Married Guillemette Garnier, May 3, 1943 (divorced July 18, 1983). 1 child Felix Aguilar.

father:
Mariano Aguilar

mother:
Blanca Benitez

spouse:
Guillemette Garnier

child:
Felix Aguilar Aguilar-Benitez