Professor Felicitas Pauss received her PhD degree in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the University of Graz (Austria) in 1976. In 1978 she started to work as a postdoc at the Max-Planck Institute (MPI) in Munich (Germany) where she changed to the field of Experimental Particle Physics. She continued her research at Cornell University (USA) and CERN before she was elected professor at ETH Zurich in 1993. From 1997 till 2007 she was the director of the Institute for Particle Physics of ETH Zurich. Since January 2009 she is in charge of coordinating CERN’s external relations.