ESO OPC and panel candidates

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ESO OPC and panel candidates

The evaluation of proposals to use ESO telescopes is a challenging and interesting process. Twice yearly ESO selects members from its community to serve on the observing programme committee (OPC) and panels. Members are selected from nominations collected from various channels, including country-based lists populated, at present, by the ESO representative in the Users Committee.

Prof. Dr. Maria-Rosa Cioni is currently serving as representative in the UC and would like to continue populating the list of candidates working at German institutions. To be an eligible candidate you need to have a PhD and be actively working in your research field. If you agree to be nominated please send her Pdf. Cioni ( the following information:

Name, Surname, Gender

Home Affiliation, Current position, Year of PhD

Email, ORCID

Telescope expertise if any of: APEX, VLTI, Interferometry, or none

Scientific category, one of:

Cosmology and the Intergalactic Medium


Interstellar Medium, Star Formation, and Planetary Systems

Stellar Evolution

Scientific sub-categories: choose 3 in order of expertise from:

A1 Galaxies in their environment (e.g. galaxies in groups and clusters, merging galaxies, galaxy interactions, ram-pressure stripping of galaxies in groups and clusters)

A2 Global properties of galaxy groups, clusters and proto-structures including the intracluster medium

A3 Dark matter and gravitational lensing

A4 Intergalactic medium, circumgalactic medium and intervening absorption systems (e.g. Lyman alpha clouds, damped Lyman alpha systems and associated galaxies)

A5 Discovery surveys and the statistical study of galaxy properties (e.g. spectroscopic and redshift surveys, identifications, large scale structure, galaxy luminosity function and mass function, surveys for active galactic nuclei)

A6 Reionization and cosmic dawn (probes of reionization, galaxies in the epoch of reionization)

A7 Cosmological parameters (e.g. distance scale, dark energy, fundamental physics)

B1 The Milky way and local group galaxies

B2 Resolved and unresolved stellar populations in galaxies beyond the Local Group (e.g. stellar metallicity, star formation histories)

B3 Galaxy structure, dynamics and kinematics (e.g. bulges, disks, morphology, in/outflows, dark matter inside galaxies, stellar orbits)

B4 Dwarf galaxies, stellar clusters in galaxies and satellite galaxies

B5 Galactic centre, galaxy nuclei and supermassive black holes

B6 Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei

B7 Interstellar medium and star formation in galaxies (e.g., in/outflows, starburst galaxies, gas-phase metallicity, dust in galaxies)

C1 Gas and dust, giant molecular clouds, cool and hot gas, diffuse and translucent clouds

C2 Chemical processes in the interstellar medium

C3 Star forming regions, globules, protostars, HII regions

C4 Pre-main-sequence stars (massive PMS stars, Herbig Ae/Be stars and T Tauri stars)

C5 Outflows, stellar jets, HH objects

C6 Main-sequence stars with circumstellar matter, early evolution

C7 Young binaries, brown dwarfs, exosolar planet searches

C8 Solar system (planets, comets, small bodies)

D1 Main-sequence stars

D2 Post-main-sequence stars, giants, supergiants, AGB stars, post-AGB stars

D3 Pulsating stars and stellar activity

D4 Mass loss and winds

D5 Supernovae, pulsars

D6 Planetary nebulae, nova remnants and supernova remnants

D7 Pre-white dwarfs and white dwarfs, neutron stars

D8 Evolved binaries, black-hole candidates, novae, X-ray binaries, CVs

D9 Gamma-ray and X-ray bursters

D10 OB associations, open and globular clusters, extragalactic star clusters

D11 Individual stars in external galaxies, resolved stellar populations

D12 Distance Scale – stars



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