Dr. Tibor Pacher
Project Icarus Consultant
Dr. Tibor Pacher (born in Hungary 1960). Trained as a PhD physicist (Heidelberg 1991 s.c.l.), he works since 1999 as a freelancer for Management and Financial Accounting processes and their support by software systems ( www.peregrinus.net). During his academic career he worked on different topics of General Relativity, Cosmology and Quantum Chemistry as well as on ESA’s Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) mission. 2006 he initiated the organisation “peregrinus interstellar”, dedicated to the topic of interstellar travel www.peregrinus-interstellar.net – The PI Club. Tibor also runs the projects Faces from Earth - www.faces-from-earth.net, with focus on creating interstellar message artefacts, to be carried on future deep space missions, and MiniSpaceWorld, aiming at the creation of a big lively scale model layout for Spaceflight and Astromomy.
“Reaching for the stars is one of the most exciting challenges humans can imagine, and it is always fascinating to see fellow citizens embarking on such inspiring endeavours. This is especially true in hard times like ours, when our civilization is facing unprecedented challenges: diminishing resources, wars and poverty, changing climate to mention but a few. Project Icarus gives us with its volunteer international collaboration model a strong positive signal for a better future as well and I sincerely hope that its inspirational power helps to reinforce our youth’s interest in deep space exploration as well as in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics – in general.
Hats off to Kelvin and the entire Icarus Crew for their great effort!” – Tibor Pacher