To send a work of art to the moon with thousands of human footprints on it, a work that would be visible from the earth only at certain times in the form of a small light source. This is the kind of project that Frederick Bordry loves to support. The Vitae Project, a crazy initiative led by the artist Anilore Banon. Frédérick strongly believe it is necessary to see things differently and open new perspectives.
For Frederick, the novelty was the particle accelerator to which he has dedicated a large part of his professional life. He joined CERN in 1986 and initially specialized in power converters. This enabled him to take responsibility for a problem on the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), the largest and most powerful particle gas pedal in the world with its ring 27 km in circumference.
Once this monumental project was completed, Frédérick was appointed head of CERN's Technology Department in 2009. This is where his history with particle accelerator accelerated! He was now responsible for technologies specific to existing particle accelerators as well as all future technology projects. He accompanied the development and improvement of these marvelous machines, especially in the medical field. Few people know this, but accelerators have given rise to hadrontherapy, a revolutionary method of radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer.
For example, CERN helped set up the first machine at the National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica - CNAO) in Pavia, Italy in the early 1990s. This proton beam therapy allows cancerous tumors to be burned, particularly in the brain, without touching the tissue in front of or behind the cancerous cells. It is used in particular for children suffering from these terrible pathologies.
Frédérick was, from 2014 to 2020, the Director of Accelerators and Technology at CERN, responsible in this role for the operation and exploitation of the entire CERN complex, and more specifically the LHC, as well as the development of new projects and technologies. Today, more than 30,000 particle accelerators are in operation worldwide, mostly for medical purposes.
Time has come, according to Frédérick, to apply this technology to the production of carbon-free energy. This is the reason for his involvement with Transmutex. Recent advances in accelerator technology make it possible to include them in projects such as Transmutex's. This would completely change the way energy would be produced and drastically limit the production of long-lived waste.
Since January 2021, Frédérick is an honorary member of CERN, and remains an advisor to the Director General. He is an auditor of the IHEST (Institut des hautes études pour la science et la technologie). He is a member of the International Award Committee of the Global Energy Prize and of the scientific council of the OPECST at the French parliament (The Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment).
At the beginning of his career, Frédérick Bordry taught and conducted research in the field of energy conversion. He then spent two years in Brazil as a professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis). In 1981, he was appointed lecturer at the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse.
Frédérick Bordry obtained a PhD in electrical engineering from the Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse in 1978; he then obtained his State Doctorate in Science from the same institution in 1985