Kontizas Mary - Gaia
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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Mary Kontizas works at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in Greece. Since 2004 she is the coordinator of the ATHENOGAIA project. This is a programme awarded by the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology for the participation of a group of Greek astronomers in the preparation of the Gaia mission ( see news item 2004-10-20 ). The Greek group consists of researchers from the University of Athens, the National Technical University of Athens and the National Observatory of Athens. Members of the group have participated in Gaia's Photometry, Classification, Simulation and Double & Multiple Stars working groups, and they are now active within several coordination units in the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC).
Mary is involved in the European Leadership in Space Astrometry (ELSA) programme as the Scientist in Charge at the Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Mary's own research interests include observational extragalactic astronomy, evolution and dynamics of globular clusters, star forming regions in the Magellanic Clouds, stellar populations in galaxies, and initial mass function.
[Published: 07/02/2005 | Updated: 08/02/2007]
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