Angel Morales Legacy: Angel Morales Legacy
10 February 2006
IN MEMORIAM…: IN MEMORIAM… Consuelo Morales
Milla Baldo Ceolin
Friends and Colleagues
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is a great honour to be here representing the immense community of friends of Angel Morales. Slide3: On November 2nd, 2003, the Fundamental Physics Community lost one of its inspirational and influential leaders when Angel Morales Villasevil passed away in Zaragoza, Spain.
He was born in December 1935 in Toledo, Spain. He graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with Special Distinction in 1957 and received his Doctorate Degree in 1961 from the same Institution, again with Special Distinction.
He did his Postdoctoral Research with a CERN Fellowship from 1961 to 1963 and Corresponding Fellowship until 1968. In the sixties, Spain was one CERN Member State, but left the Organization in 1968. Spain re-joined the CERN Club definitively in 1983.
Slide4: In 1966 he was one of the Professors of a famous Postgraduate Course organized by J. E. N. in Madrid, which is associated with the launching of Particle Physics in Spain.
He was appointed Atomic and
Nuclear Chair at the University
of Zaragoza in 1967, where he
served untel his death.
In 1968, CERN organized the
CERN School at El Escorial.
Angel was in charge of the
Lectures on SU(3) and SU(6)
Symmetries, hot topics in the
Contribution to Research Infrastructures: Contribution to Research Infrastructures GIFT- Angel was a promoter of its creation in 1968. He organized the Foundation Meeting and was the Scientific Secretary until 1973. Director of the Publication Service and contribution to the Management of GIFT Fellowships abroad.
LSC- Promoter and Director
since 1989 of LSC installed
in the Somport railway tunnel.
Later upgrades led to a viable
Laboratory. His efforts in the
last years led to a Project for
the construction of a new
Underground Laboratory, which
is now a reality and opened
to the International Community
(See J. Morales lecture) Slide6: Transport to the LAB …
Observe the wheels! Solving a technical problem in the LAB Professional Societies: Professional Societies Angel Morales was a member of many Boards and Professional Societies including: Spain’s Nuclear Energy Board, the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and the Spanish Nuclear Society. Member of the Panel of Science and Technology of the EU from 1987 to 1990. Member of NUPECC on Neutrino Physics in Europe during 1996 and 1997.
He played leading roles
in the organization of
Conferences and he
was the Chairman of
Neutrino’92 in Granada. Slide8: Shelly Glashow in
the after dinner
speach Enjoying Folk
Co-chairman of TAUP: Co-chairman of TAUP Angel served as
co- chairman of the
its inception until
his untimely death.
He played a strong
role in the Organization
and Programmes of
all TAUP Conferences,
including TAUP 2003, which, as in all previous sessions, he
participated. Slide10: Angel at Seattle, TAUP September 2003 Regular participant in the
Neutrino Telescopes Workshops, at Venice Fields of Research: Fields of Research Angel played two characters on the stage of Physics: he was a deep and broad scholar as well as an effective and inspirational scientific leader.
1) QFT, Symmetries, Weak Interaction theory
Ph. D. Thesis A. De Rújula, J. Sánchez-Guillen, J. Abad, E. Moya, L. Egido,
J. L. Cortés, M. Pló, A.Seguí
Particularly relevant his publications
on SU(3) and a model of CP Violation
in the V-A Interference
2) Double beta decay
Ph. D. Thesis D. González
3) Dark Matter: Ph. D. Thesis E. García, M. L. Sarsa
Germanium Detectors, Scintillator Detectors
4) R & D in low background detectors: Ph. D. Thesis A. Larrea
Metastable Superconducting Colloids
5) Axions: Ph. D. Thesis I. García Irastorza
Solar Axion Detection
Financed by Spanish CICYT since the begining of the National Programme on HEP:
1989 IGEX Double Beta
1991 Double Beta and Dark Matter
1998 European Network on Cryogenic Detectors
1999 Experimental Programme of LSC
2000 CAST (CERN Axion Solar Telescope)
Personal Feelings: Personal Feelings My first relation with Angel took place at one of his stellar activities: the CERN School at El Escorial in 1968. What we call today Flavour SU(3) was a hot topic in the Physics of Elementary Particles of the sixties. I was at the school as a graduate student, following Angel’s and other courses. I still keep today the notes of that course, being a reference when I need the algebra or the structure constants of the non-abelian groups.
Later our research activities founded several points of intersection and common interests: Electroweak Interactions, Neutrino Physics, etc
Since its inception, Angel and Sandro invited me to join the TAUP Steering Committee. Along the years I realized the dedication of Angel when he had a task to be made, in this case the responsibility of the TAUP series.
A period of intense collaboration with Angel was in the late 80’s when I was in charge of the Spanish Programme of HEP: it was the time of the preparation of the International Germanium Experiment, IGEX. Slide14: In the last years of his life, the previous coordinators of the Spanish Programme of HEP we gave the support to Angel on his idea to profit from the presence of the machines for the excavation of the road tunnel in Canfranc to ask to the Madrid authorities to build a new Underground Laboratory. This is a reality today!
On top of all that, Angel was a great FRIEND. With the age the friendship remains and becomes more and more important. Although his physical presence will be greatly missed by us,
the memory of Angel Morales
will remain, specially linked to
the Underground Laboratory
THANK YOU Slide15: Angel linked forever to