Advisory Board


External Severo Ochoa Advisory Board


Prof. M. Mayor

Emeritus Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Geneva

Past Director of Geneva Observatory has been the founding President of the new Commission of Extrasolar Planets of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Among his recognitions, mention must be made of the E Balzan International Prize awarded in 2002, the Einstein Medal in 2004, the 2005 Shaw Prize for Astronomy and last but not least, the Ambartsumian Prize in 2010. He is a Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences, the British Royal Astronomical Society and the US National Academy of Sciences.



Prof. D. Elmegreen

Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy and Department Chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Her research interests include structure, interactions, and star formation in galaxies in the local universe and at high redshift. Dr. Elmegreen is Past President of the American Astronomical Society, the major organization of professional astronomers in North America (2010-2012). She was appointed by the National Academies to serve on the Decadal Survey Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics, whose goal is to set national astronomy priorities for the next decade.

Prof. S. K. Solanki

Director, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany

Chair of the International Max Planck Research School on Physical Processes in the Solar System and Beyond at the Universities of Braunschweig and Göttingen, Solanki is also an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Astronomy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute for Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics at the Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany. In Addition, he is a Distinguished Professor at the Kyung Hee University in Korea.



Prof. M. Longair

Emeritus Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy Director of Development, Cavendish Laboratory, UK.

Appointed the ninth Astronomer Royal of Scotland in 1980, Longair was also appointed Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, and the director of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. He was head of the Cavendish Laboratory from 1997 to 2005. He has served on and chaired many international committees, boards and panels, working with both NASA and the European Space Agency. He has received much recognition for his work over the years, including a CBE in the millennium honours list for his services to astronomy and cosmology.



Prof. F. Mirabel

Researcher at the French Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives & the Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics/Conicet of Argentina
Mirabel lead to the discovery of Microquasars, the Apparent Superluminous Motions in the Galaxy, and initiated the multi-wavelength ground base research that lead to the discovery of Luminous Infrared Galaxies and Tidal Dwarf Galaxies. Besides, he has worked in several other areas of modern astrophysics (solar system, star formation, galactic structure, active galaxies, compact objects...), integrating observations in all wavelengths, from gamma-rays to radio waves.



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