Dr. Ralph J. Steinhagen, a senior scientist at FAIR (Facility for Anti-Proton and Ion Research), has worked in the fields of accelerator physics and technology for over 25 years. Drawing parallels between large-scale scientific research and team sports, he cherishes having "scored critical goals for the team", especially with his contributions to feedback control and high-frequency beam RF instrumentation at CERN’s LHC, instrumental in the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
Recognised by institutions such as the Swiss Confederation, IEEE, and APS, he enjoys a hands-on approach to science and technical leadership in fostering global collaborations.
Dr. Steinhagen leads feedback design and system integration activities at FAIR, where his team is deeply committed to GNU Radio. He ardently supports the transformative journey of GNU Radio 4.0 on a technical level, aiming to position it at the forefront of software-defined radio (SDR) applications.