Born 1943 in Hohensalza (Poland). Study of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Vienna (Austria). PhD Thesis in nuclear physics at the Austrian Reactor Centre Seibersdorf. Fellow at CERN. Scientific Associate at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). 1978 Habilitation in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Heidelberg. 1980--2008 Senior Research Physicist at CERN. 1987 Guest Professor at SLAC. 1988--1989 Leader of CERN's Experimental Physics Division. 1991--1997 Scientific Member and Director at the Max Planck Institute of Physics in Munich (Germany). Spokesman of the WA1/2 experiment, co-spokesman of the ATLAS experiment, spokesman of the HARP experiment. Retired from CERN in 2008. Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Honorary Doctor of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna (Russian Federation).