Professor Erwin Gabathuler OBE FRS
Erwin Gabathuler conducted a series of experiments on photoproduction of vector mesons at electron synchrotrons at Glasgow, Cornell and Daresbury, which are crucial to our understanding of photon–hadron interactions. He led a large international team at CERN on the most sensitive experiments ever undertaken on deep inelastic muon scattering. His detailed studies of cross sections and secondary hadron distributions provided vital evidence on the quark–gluon forces.
Erwin played a prominent role at national and international level, serving as Division Leader and Research Director at CERN (Geneva) and in research committees at the DESY (Hamburg) and CEA (Saclay) laboratories.
Professor Erwin Gabathuler OBE FRS died on 29 August 2016.