European Leadership in Space Astrometry (ELSA)

 

ELSA is a Marie Curie Research Training Network supported by the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The overall objectives of ELSA are to develop the theoretical understanding and practical analysis tools of importance for the European Space Agency's astrometric mission Gaia and to foster the development of a new generation of researchers in the area of space astrometry. This page lists the 14 institutes that participate in ELSA, and the Scientist In Charge at each of these sites. Further details on ELSA are available on the ELSA website.

Scientists in Charge at participating ELSA institutes
Scientist In Charge Institute Town Country
Prof. Lennart Lindegren Lund Observatory Lund SWEDEN
 
Prof. Mary Kontizas Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens GREECE
 
Dr. Jordi Torra Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia, Universitat de Barcelona Barcelona SPAIN
 
Dr. Dimitri Pourbaix Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Université Libre de Bruxelles Brussels BELGIUM
 
Dr. Floor van Leeuwen Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University Cambridge UNITED KINGDOM
 
Dr. Johan de Vries Dutch Space B.V. Leiden NETHERLANDS
 
Dr. Laurent Eyer Geneva Observatory and Integral Science Data Centre Geneva SWITZERLAND
 
Dr. Stefan Jordan Astronomisches Rechen-Institut ARI ZAH Heidelberg GERMANY
 
Dr. Karri Muinonen Department of Astronomy, University of Helsinki Helsinki FINLAND
 
Dr. Ronald Drimmel Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) Torino ITALY
 
Dr. Anthony Brown Leiden Observatory Leiden NETHERLANDS
 
Prof. Tomaz Zwitter Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana Ljubljana SLOVENIA
 
Dr. Albert Bijaoui Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur Nice FRANCE
 
Dr. Catherine Turon Observatoire de Paris (GEPI and IMCCE) Paris-Meudon FRANCE