Eva Grebel - Gaia
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (Germany)
Following her doctorate at the University of Bonn in 1995, her career took her to Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), Würzburg, Santa Cruz (California) and ultimately to Seattle (Washington) on one of the much-coveted Hubble Fellowships. From 2000 to 2003 she headed a research group at the Max Planck Institute of Astronomy (Heidelberg). Then she was appointed professor at the University of Basel and director of the Astronomical Institute. In 2007 she returned to Heidelberg where she is a professor at the Centre for Astronomy (ZAH) of the University of Heidelberg and director of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI).
Eva Grebel's main research interests centre around the structure, dynamics and evolution of the Milky Way, stellar populations and galaxy evolution. Within this framework she has devoted her research above all to the highly topical field of dwarf galaxies and to so-called near-field cosmology, employing "galactic archaeology" to reconstruct the evolution of nearby galaxies in detail by studying the abundant remnants of stellar evolution epochs of the past.
Since 2007 she was a member of the Gaia Science Team. In 2009 Eva joined the ESA Astronomy Working Group (AWG) and consequently resigned from the Gaia Science Team.
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