CHEOPS

Science Team


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:

Country Institute Name
A Universität Wien Manuel Güdel
A Institut für Weltraumforschung Luca Fossati
B Université de Liège Valérie Van Grootel
B University of Cambridge Laetitia Delrez
CH Universität Bern Yann Alibert
CH Universität Bern Christopher Broeg
CH Universität Bern Kevin Heng
CH Universität Bern Andrea Fortier
CH Observatoire de l'Université de Genève Christophe Lovis
CH Observatoire de l'Université de Genève Didier Queloz
CH Observatoire de l'Université de Genève David Ehrenreich
CH Université de Genève Damien Ségransan
ES Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Roi Alonso
ES Centro de Astrobiología INTA-CSIC David Barrado y Navascues
ES Institut de Ciènces de l'Espai Guillem Anglada-Escudé
F Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille Sergio Hoyer
GER DLR Institut für Planetenforschung Juan Cabrera
GER Technische Universität Berlin Antonio García Muñoz
GER DLR Institut für Planetenforschung Alexis M. S. Smith
HU Konkoly Obszervatórium Gyula Szabó
I INAF Osservatorio di Padova Valerio Nascimbeni
I Università degli Studi di Padova Giampaolo Piotto
I INAF Osservatorio di Catania Gaetano Scandariato
P Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto Olivier Demangeon
S Stockholms Universitet Alexis Brandeker
UK University of St. Andrews Andrew Collier Cameron
ESA Institut de Physique du Globe Sébastien Charnoz
ESA Dipartimento di Fisica - Università degli Studi di Torino Davide Gandolfi
ESA Observatoire de Paris Jacques Laskar
ESA Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble Xavier Bonfils
ESA Leiden Observatory, Universiteit Leiden & Chalmers University Malcolm 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.

Country Institution Name Appointed on
A ÖAW Institut für Weltraumforschung Monika Lendl 29 March 2017
CH Universität Bern Brice-Olivier Demory 29 March 2017
CH Universität Bern Attila Simon 29 March 2017
P Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto Susana Barros 29 March 2017
UK Keele University Pierre Maxted 29 March 2017

Ex-officio Science Team Members

table for ex-officio Science Team Members

Title Institute Name
CHEOPS Project Manager Universität Bern Christopher Broeg
CHEOPS Mission Scientist Observatoire de l'Université de Genève David Ehrenreich
CHEOPS Instrument Scientist Universität Bern Andrea Fortier

Board Members

Board Members:

Country Institute Name
A Institut für Weltraumforschung, Graz Baumjohann Wolfgang
A Institut für Weltraumforschung, Graz Steller Manfred
B University of Liège Gillon Michaël
B University of Liège Van Grootel Valérie
CH Universität Bern Benz Willy
CH Universität Bern Thomas Nicolas
CH Observatory of the University of Geneva Udry Stéphane
ES The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Enric Pallé
ES Institute for Space Sciences Ignasi Ribas
F Laboratoire d'astrophysique de Marseille Deleuil Magali
F Institut d'astrophysique de Paris Lecavelier des Etangs Alain
GER DLR Institute of Planetary Research Erikson Anders
GER DLR Institute of Planetary Research Rauer Heike
HU Admatis Barczy Tamas
HU Konkoly Observatory Kiss Laszlo
I Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania - INAF Pagano Isabella
I Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova - INAF Ragazzoni Roberto
P Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto Santos Nuno
P Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto Sousa Sérgio
S Lund Observatory Davies Melvyn
S Stockholm University, Stockholm Olofsson Göran
UK University of Warwick Pollacco Don
UK University of Cambridge Nicholas 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), 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)

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), Nicolas Billot (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)

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)