CHEOPS

Science Team


Board Members

NameCountryInstitute
Christiane HellingAInstitut für Weltraumforschung, Graz
Wolfgang BaumjohannAInstitut für Weltraumforschung, Graz
Michaël GillonBUniversity of Liège
Valérie Van GrootelBUniversité de Liège
Stéphane UdryCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève
Willy BenzCHUniversität Bern
Yann AlibertCHUniversität Bern
Anders EriksonDDLR Institute of Planetary Research
Heike RauerDDLR Institute of Planetary Research
Enric PalléEThe Instituto de Astrofí­sica de Canarias
Ignasi RibasEInstitute for Space Sciences
Alain Lecavelier des EtangsFInstitut d'astrophysique de Paris
Magali DeleuilFLaboratoire d'astrophysique de Marseille
Laszlo KissHKonkoly Observatory
Tamas BárczyHAdmatis
Isabella PaganoIOsservatorio Astrofisico di Catania - INAF
Roberto RagazzoniIOsservatorio Astronomico di Padova - INAF
Nuno SantosPCentro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto
Sérgio SousaPCentro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto
Göran OlofssonSStockholm University, Stockholm
Melvyn DaviesSLund University
Don PollaccoUKUniversity of Warwick
Nicholas WaltonUKUniversity of Cambridge

Science Team

The core science team (CST) of the CHEOPS mission is composed of members of all consortium countries plus members elected by ESA. In addition, the Science Team is composed of a number of elected Associates who have been selected following applications to a dedicated open call to the Community, and the ex-officio members. The current composition of the CST is given in the following table:

NameCountryInstituteRole
Luca FossatiAInstitut für WeltraumforschungCST
Manuel GüdelAUniversität WienCST
Laetitia DelrezBUniversité de LiègeCST
Manu StalportBUniversité de LiègeCST
Adrien DelineCHObservatoire astronomique de l'Université de GenèveCST
Christoph MordasiniCHUniversität BernCST
Damien SégransanCHObservatoire astronomique de l'Université de GenèveCST
Didier QuelozObservatoire de l'Université de GenèveHonorary CST
Alexis SmithDDLR Institute of Planetary ResearchCST
Kristine LamDDLR Institute of Planetary ResearchCST
Szilard CsizmadiaDDLR Institute of Planetary ResearchCST
David BarradoECentro de Astrobiología INTA-CSICCST
Eva VillaverEThe Instituto de Astrofí­sica de CanariasCST
Roi AlonsoEInstituto de Astrofísica de CanariasCST
Alexandre CorreiaESACentre for Physics of the University of Coimbra (CFisUC)CST
Aliz DerekasESAELTE Gothard Astrophysical ObservatoryCST
Billy EdwardsESASRON Netherlands Institute for Space ResearchCST
Judith KorthESALund Observatory, Division of Astrophysics, Department of Physics, Lund UniversityCST
Kosmas GazeasESANational and Kapodistrian University of AthensCST
Sophia SulisFLaboratoire d'Astrophysique de MarseilleCST
Gyula SzabóHKonkoly ObservatoryCST
Gaetano ScandariatoIINAF Osservatorio di CataniaCST
Giampaolo PiottoIUniversità degli Studi di PadovaCST
Valerio NascimbeniIINAF Osservatorio di PadovaCST
Olivier DemangeonPCentro de Astrofísica da Universidade do PortoCST
Alexis BrandekerSStockholms UniversitetCST
Andrew Collier CameronUKUniversity of St. AndrewsCST
Alexis HeitzmannObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genèveex-officio
Andrea FortierUniversität Bernex-officio
Attila SimonUniversität BernAssociate
Brice-Olivier DemoryUniversität BernAssociate
Christopher BroegUniversität Bernex-officio
David EhrenreichObservatoire astronomique de l'Université de Genèveex-officio
Julia VenturiniObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de GenèveAssociate
Monika LendlObservatoire astronomique de l'Université de GenèveAssociate, ex-officio
Nicolas BillotObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genèveex-officio
Maximilian GüntherESA/ESTECex-officio
Jacques LaskarObservatoire de ParisAssociate
Davide GandolfiDipartimento di Fisica - Università degli Studi di TorinoAssociate
Luca BorsatoINAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaAssociate
Patricio CubillosINAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino; Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schmiedlstrasse 6, A-8042 Graz, AustriaAssociate
Susana BarrosCentro de Astrofísica da Universidade do PortoAssociate
Malcolm FridlundLeiden Observatory, Universiteit Leiden; Chalmers UniversityAssociate
Pierre MaxtedKeele UniversityAssociate
Thomas WilsonUniversity of WarwickAssociate

Collaborators

Each Science Team member can nominate a collaborator to work on the CHEOPS data. The full list of collaborators is given in the following table:

NameCountryInstitute
Adam BoldogHKonkoly Observatory
Adrien LeleuCHObservatoire astronomique de l'Université de Genève
Alexander James MustillSLund
Amy TusonUKCambridge
Andrea BonfantiAIWF Graz
Andreas KrennAIWF Graz
Arianna NigioniCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève
Babatunde AkinsanmiCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève
Braeden HarrisUKKeele University
Carina PerssonSChalmers University
Daria KubyshkinaAInstitut für Weltraumforschung, Graz
Erik Meier ValdesCHCSH Bern
Flavien KieferFSorbonne Université
Francisco Pozuelos RomeroBLiège University
Giacomo MantovanIOsservatorio di Padova
Giovanni BrunoIINAF Osservatorio di Catania
Gwenaël BouéFObservatoire de Paris
Hannu ParviainenEInst. Astrofísica de Canarias
Hans-Gustav FlorénSStockholm University
Hugh OsbornCHCSH Bern
Hugo VivienFLaboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille
Isabel Rebollido VázquezEuropean Space Agency (ESAC)
Jan-Vincent HarreDDLR Institute of Planetary Research
Jayshil PatelSStockholms Universitet
Jean-Baptiste DelisleCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève
Jo Ann EggerCHUniversität Bern
Jorge Lillo-BoxECentro de Astrobiología, INTA, Torrejon
Juan Carlos MoralesEICE, CSIC
Kathryn JonesCHCSH Bern
Kristina KislyakovaAUniversität Wien
Levente KriskovicsCHKonkoly Observatory
Lia Marta BernabóDDLR Institute of Planetary Research
Ludmila CaroneAIWF, Graz
Luisa Maria SerranoIUniversity Torino
Martin FarnirBUniversité de Liège
Matthew BattleyCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève
Matthew HootonUKCavendish Lab Cambridge
Matthew SwayneUKKeele University
Nathan HaraCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève
Nicolas IroDDLR Institute of Planetary Research
Nuno RosárioPIACE, University Porto
Pía Cortés ZuletaUKUniversity of St. Andrews
Pietro LeonardiIUniversità degli Studi di Padova
Rafael LuqueUSUniversity of Chicago
Sébastien SalmonCHObservatoire Geneva
Solène Ulmer-MollCHObservatoire Geneva
Szilard KalmanHELTE Gothard Astrophysical Observatory
Tiziano ZingalesIUniversity of Padova
Tomas SilvaPIACE, University of Porto, CAUP
Vardan AdibekyanPIACE, University of Porto, CAUP
Vikash SinghIINAF Osservatorio di Catania
Vincent BourrierCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève
Zoltan GaraiHHUN-REN-ELTE Exoplanet Research Group

Previous Team Members

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

NameCountryInstituteRoleDeparted
Sergio HoyerFLaboratoire d'Astrophysique de MarseilleCST2024-02-20
Gaia LacedelliIOsservatorio di PadovaCollaborator2024-02-06
Juan CabreraDDLR Institute of Planetary ResearchCollaborator2023-11-15
Mathias BeckCHObservatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genèveex-officio2023-09-30
Nicolas ThomasCHUniversität Bernboard member2023-09-25
Xavier BonfilsESAInstitut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de GrenobleCST2023-09-24
Sébastien CharnozESAInstitut de Physique du GlobeCST2023-09-24
Robert WellsCHUniversität BernCollaborator2023-08-07
Guillem AngladaEInstitut de Ciènces de l'EspaiCST2023-05-22
Manfred StellerAInstitut für Weltraumforschung, Grazboard member2023-03-31
Christophe LovisCHObservatoire de l'Université de GenèveCST2023-03-21
Brett MorrisCHUniversität BernCollaborator2022-09-13
Kevin HengCHUniversität BernCST2022-07-31
Mahmoudreza OshaghEIACCollaborator2021-11-15
Theresa LueftingerAUniversity of ViennaCST2020-09-21

Scientists and Engineers involved in the early 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: Johannes Hasiba (IWF), Karl Hofmann (IWF), Harald Ottacher (IWF), Franz Kerschbaum (UVIE), Gunter Laky (IWF), Armin Luntzer (UVIE), Marko Mecina (UVIE), Sonja Neukirchner (IWF), Roland Ottensamer (UVIE), Christian Reimers (UVIE), Michael Steinberger (IWF)

Belgium: Olivier Absil (ULg), Frank Daerden (BIRA), Christian Muller (BUSOC), Emmanuël Jehin (ULg), Anne Lemaître (FUNDP), Anne-Sophie Libert (FUNDP), Etienne Renotte (previously at CSL), Jean-Yves Plesseria (CSL), Pierre Magain (ULg), Michaël Gillon (ULiege), Jean Surdej (ULg)

ESA: Joel Asquier (ESTEC), Gilles Beaufils (ESTEC), Carlos Corral Van Damme (ESTEC), Kate Isaac (ESTEC), Francesco Ratti (ESTEC), Jan Rautakoski (ESTEC), Richard Southworth (ESOC), Marcel Verhoef (ESTEC), Peter Verhoeve (ESTEC)

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

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), Natalie Russ (DLR)

Hungary: Tamas Barczy (ADM), Gyula Horvath (C3S), Peter Koczak (ADM), Zsolt Kovacs (ADM), Peter Szirovicza (ADM), Janos Szoke (ADM)

Italy: Luigi Bedin (INAF-OAPD), Maria Bergomi (INAF-OAPD), Federico Biondi (INAF-OAPD), Aldo Bonomo (INAF-OAT), Giovanni Bruno (INAF-OACT), Marco Dima (INAF-OAPD), Jacopo Farinato (INAF-OAPD), Davide Greggio (INAF-OAPD), Antonino F. Lanza (INAF-OACT), Demetrio Magrin (INAF-OAPD), Luca Malavolta (UPD), Luca Marafatto (INAF-OAPD), Francesco Marzari (UNIPD), Giuseppina Micela (INAF-OAPA), Emilio Molinari (INAF-TNG), Matteo Munari (UPD), Sergio Ortolani (UPD), Elena Piccoli (UPD), Mario Salatti (ASI), Vikash Singh (INAF-OACT), Salvatore Scuderi (INAF-OACT), Daniela Sicilia (UPD), Alessandro Sozzetti (INAF-OATO), Salvatore Spinella (INAF-OACT), 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), René Liseau (Chalmers Univ.)

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), Thomas Beck (UBE), Anja Bekkelien (UGE), Vincent Bourrier (UGE), Martin-Diego Busch (UBE), Giordano Bruno (UBE), Virginie Cessa (UBE), Bruno Chazelas (UGE), Adrien Deline (UGE), David Futyan (UGE), Volker Gass (SSC-EPFL), Anton Ivanov (SSC-EPFL), Annette Jäckel (UBE), Eduardo Hernandez Leon (UBE), Luca Malvasio (UBE), Severin Oeschger (UBE), Daniele Piazza (UBE), Martin Rieder (UBE), Reiner Rohlfs (UGE), Stefano Rossi (SSC-EPFL), Michaël Sordet (UGE), Kamen O. Todorov (ETHZ), Udo Wehmeier (UBE), 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), Guy Rixon (UCA)

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