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Core Science Team

The core science team (CST) of the CHEOPS mission is composed of members of all consortium countries plus members elected by ESA. The current composition of the CST is given in the following table:
Core Science Team Members:
CountryInstituteName
AUniversität WienTheresa Lueftinger
AInstitut für WeltraumforschungLuca Fossati
BUniversité de LiègeValérie Van Grootel
BUniversity of CambridgeLaetitia Delrez
CHUniversität BernYann Alibert
CHUniversität BernChristopher Broeg
CHUniversität BernKevin Heng
CHUniversität BernAndrea Fortier
CHObservatoire de l'Université de GenèveChristophe Lovis
CHObservatoire de l'Université de GenèveDidier Queloz
CHObservatoire de l'Université de GenèveDavid Ehrenreich
CHUniversité de GenèveDamien Ségransan
ESInstituto de Astrofísica de CanariasRoi Alonso
ESCentro de Astrobiología INTA-CSICDavid Barrado y Navascues
ESInstitut de Ciènces de l'EspaiIgnasi Ribas
FLaboratoire d'Astrophysique de MarseilleOlivier Demangeon
GERDLR Institut für PlanetenforschungJuan Cabrera
GERTechnische Universität BerlinAntonio García Muñoz
GERDLR Institut für PlanetenforschungAlexis M. S. Smith
HUKonkoly ObszervatóriumGyula Szabó
IINAF Osservatorio di PadovaValerio Nascimbeni
IUniversità degli Studi di PadovaGiampaolo Piotto
IINAF Osservatorio di CataniaGaetano Scandariato
PCentro de Astrofísica da Universidade do PortoSérgio Sousa
SStockholms UniversitetAlexis Brandeker
UKUniversity of St. AndrewsAndrew Collier Cameron
ESAInstitut de Physique du GlobeSébastien Charnoz
ESADipartimento di Fisica -
Università degli Studi di Torino
Davide Gandolfi
ESAObservatoire de ParisJacques Laskar
ESAInstitut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de GrenobleXavier Bonfils
ESALeiden Observatory, Universiteit Leiden & Chalmers UniversityMalcolm Fridlund
The CHEOPS Science Team maintains its own webpage which you can access here.

CHEOPS Science Team Associates

The CHEOPS Science Team Associate (CSTA) Members are members of the Science Team appointed for a limited duration. They have been selected following applications to a dedicated open call to the Community.

CountryInstitutionNameAppointed on
AÖAW Institut für
Weltraumforschung
Monika Lendl29 March 2017
CHUniversität BernBrice-Olivier Demory29 March 2017
CHUniversität BernAttila Simon29 March 2017
PCentro de Astrofísica da
Universidade do Porto
Susana Barros29 March 2017
UKKeele UniversityPierre Maxted29 March 2017

Ex-officio Science Team Members

table for ex-officio Science Team Members
TitleInstituteName
CHEOPS Project ManagerUniversität BernChristopher Broeg
CHEOPS Mission ScientistObservatoire de l'Université de GenèveDavid Ehrenreich
CHEOPS Instrument ScientistUniversität BernAndrea Fortier

Board Members

Board Members:
CountryInstituteName
AInstitut für Weltraumforschung, GrazBaumjohann Wolfgang
AInstitut für Weltraumforschung, GrazSteller Manfred
BUniversity of LiègeGillon Michaël
BCentre Spatial de LiègeRenotte Etienne
CHUniversität BernBenz Willy
CHUniversität BernThomas Nicolas
CHObservatory of the University of GenevaUdry Stéphane
ESThe Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasEnric Pallé
ESInstitute for Space SciencesIgnasi Ribas
FLaboratoire d'astrophysique de MarseilleDeleuil Magali
FInstitut d'astrophysique de ParisLecavelier des Etangs Alain
GERDLR Institute of Planetary ResearchErikson Anders
GERDLR Institute of Planetary ResearchRauer Heike
HUAdmatisBarczy Tamas
HUKonkoly ObservatoryKiss Laszlo
IOsservatorio Astrofisico di Catania - INAFPagano Isabella
IOsservatorio Astronomico di Padova - INAFRagazzoni Roberto
PDeimosGutierrez Antonio
PCentro de Astrofisica da Universidade do PortoSantos Nuno C.
SLund ObservatoryDavies Melvyn
SStockholm University, StockholmOlofsson Göran
UKUniversity of WarwickPollacco Don
UKUniversity of CambridgeNicholas Walton

Scientists and Engineers involved in the Mission

Besides the formal science team, there is a large number of scientists and technical staff involved to build and prepare the mission. In the following we give a list of the people involved. Note however, that given the huge team size involved for such an endeavour, this list cannot be complete.

Austria: Harald Ottacher (IWF), Franz Kerschbaum (UVIE), Armin Luntzer (UVIE), Marko Mecina (UVIE), Roland Ottensamer (UVIE), Christian Reimers (UVIE)

Belgium: Etienne Renotte (previously at CSL), Jean-Yves Plesseria (CSL), Michaël Gillon (ULiege)

France: Jean-Charles Meunier (LAM), Pascal Guterman (LAM-INSU)

Germany:  Rainer Berlin (DLR), Maximilian Buder (DLR), Ute Grote (DLR), Mathias Lieder (DLR), Harald Michaelis (DLR), Emanuel Kopp (DLR), Gisbert Peter (DLR), Rolf Struikmans (DLR), Mathias Tschentscher (DLR), Bernd Ulmer (DLR/IBU), Holger Venus (DLR), Ingo Walter (DLR), Karsten Westerdorff (DLR), David Wolter (DLR)

Hungary: Tamas Barczy (ADM), Peter Koczak (ADM), Zsolt Kovacs (ADM), Peter Szirovicza (ADM), Janos Szoke (ADM)

Italy: Maria Bergomi (INAF-OAPD), Federico Biondi (INAF-OAPD), Luca Borsato (UPD), Giovanni Bruno (INAF-OACT), Marco Dima (INAF-OAPD), Jacopo Farinato (INAF-OAPD), Davide Greggio (INAF-OAPD), Demetrio Magrin (INAF-OAPD), Luca Marafatto (INAF-OAPD), Francesco Marzari (UNIPD), Matteo Munari (UPD), Mario Salatti (ASI), Vikash Singh (INAF-OACT), Daniela Sicilia (UPD), Francesco Verrecchia (ASI-SSDC), Valentina Viotto (INAF-OAPD)

Portugal: Nuno Almeida (DEIM), Carlos Antonio (DEIM), Nuno Avila (DEIM), Marcos Bento (DEIM), Nuno Catarino (DEIM), Pedro Figueira (CAUP), Marco Montalto (CAUP)

Sweden: Hans-Gustav Florén (OSO)

Spain: Mariona Badenas (ICE, CSIC & IEEC), Juan Carlos Morales (ICE, CSIC & IEEC), Manuel Perger (ICE, CSIC & IEEC), Álvaro García-Piquer (ICE, CSIC & IEEC), Josep Colomé (ICE, CSIC & IEEC), Enrique Herrero (ICE, CSIC & IEEC), Lisa Nortmann (IAC), Pilar Montañes Rodriguez (IAC), María Morales-Calderón (CAB), Sebastià Barceló (CAB)

Switzerland: Mathias Beck (UGE), Anja Bekkelien (UGE), Martin-Diego Busch (UBE), Giordano Bruno (UBE), Virginie Cessa (UBE), Bruno Chazelas (UGE), Adrien Deline (UGE), Volker Gass (SSC-EPFL), Daniele Piazza (UBE), Martin Rieder (UBE), Reiner Rohlfs (UGE), Vincent Bourrier (UGE), David Futyan (UGE), Francois Wildi (UGE)

United Kingdom: Rémon Annes (UCA), Dave Garton (ISIC), Eduardo Gonzales-Solares (UCA), Simon Hodgkin (UCA), Mike Irwin (UCA), Jim Lewis (UCA), Nicholas Walton (UCA), Richard West (UWW),

Previous Team Members

People come and go – there are many team members who helped make CHEOPS happen but who no longer work at the institute that is part of the CHEOPS consortium or who’s direct involvement with CHEOPS has ended. We are very grateful for their contribution! The following people have been involved in the mission:

Natalie Russ (DLR), Olivier Absil (ULg), Luigi Bedin (INAF-OAPD), Andrea Bonfanti (UPD), Aldo Bonomo (INAF-OAT), Frank Daerden (BIRA), Eduardo Hernandez Leon (UBE), Gyula Horvath (C3S), Anton Ivanov (SSC-EPFL), Annette Jäckel (UBE), Emmanuël Jehin (ULg), Antonino F. Lanza (INAF-OACT), Pierre Magain (ULg), Luca Malavolta (UPD), Luca Malvasio (UBE), Giuseppina Micela (INAF-OAPA), Emilio Molinari (INAF-TNG), Christian Muller (BUSOC), Anne Lemaître (FUNDP), Anne-Sophie Libert (FUNDP), Severin Oeschger (UBE), Sergio Ortolani (UPD), Elena Piccoli (UPD), Stefano Rossi (SSC-EPFL), Salvatore Scuderi (INAF-OACT), Alessandro Sozzetti (INAF-OATO), Salvatore Spinella (INAF-OACT), Jean Surdej (ULg), Kamen O. Todorov (ETHZ)

(last update: Jan 2019)

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