Special Nominating Committee

From the IAU Bye-Laws

  1. The Special Nominating Committee consists of the President and past President of the Union, a member proposed by the retiring Executive Committee, and four members selected by the representatives of the National Members from up to twelve candidates proposed by Presidents of Divisions, with due regard to an appropriate distribution over the major branches of astronomy.
    1. Except for the President and immediate past President, present and former members of the Executive Committee shall not serve on the Special Nominating Committee. No two members of the Special Nominating Committee shall belong to the same nation or National Member.
    2. The General Secretary and the Assistant General Secretary participate in the work of the Special Nominating Committee in an advisory capacity, and the President-Elect may participate as an observer.
  2. The Special Nominating Committee is appointed by the General Assembly, to which it reports directly. It assumes its duties immediately after the end of the General Assembly and remains in office until the end of the ordinary General Assembly next following that of its appointment, and it may fill any vacancy occurring among its members.

Observer: President-Elect Willy Benz


Debra Meloy Elmegreen

Vassar College
Physics-Astronomy Dept
PO Box 607
Goldens Bridge NY 10526-0607
New York (NY)
United States

Phone: +1 914 232 9510
Personal website: http://facultysites.vassar.edu/elmegree/Site/Welcome.html
Organization website: https://www.vassar.edu/faculty/emeriti/elmegreen
Short CV

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
February 8, 2024


Márcio Catelan

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Instituto de Astrofísica
Facultad de Física
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860
7820436 Macul Santiago

Phone: +56 (2) 2354 4933
Personal website: http://www.astro.puc.cl/~mcatelan/
Organization website: http://www.astro.puc.cl/

NCA adherence: Chile

Last updated:
November 20, 2023


Corinne Charbonnel

Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva (Switzerland)
& CNRS (France)
Chemin Pegasi 51
1290 Versoix

Phone: +41 22 379 24 52
Personal website: http://obswww.unige.ch/wordpress/charbonnel/
Organization website: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/astro/

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
November 20, 2023


Kotaro KOHNO

The University of Tokyo
Institute of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science
2-21-1 Osawa
Tokyo 181-0015

Phone: +81 42 234 5029
Personal website: http://www.ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~kkohno/index-e.html
Organization website: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html

NCA adherence: Japan

Last updated:
November 20, 2023


Mirjana Povic

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI)
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Development Department
Addis Ababa

Phone: +251 0984811572
Organization website: http://www.iaa.es

NCA adherence: Spain

Additional affiliation: Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) Department of Extragalactic Astronomy Granada, Spain

Last updated:
November 20, 2023


Ginevra Trinchieri

Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
Via Brera 28
20121 Milano

Phone: +39 02 723 20327
Organization website: http://www.inaf.it/

NCA adherence: Italy

Last updated:
November 20, 2023


Ewine F. van Dishoeck

Leiden University
Leiden Obsevatory
PO Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden

Phone: +31 71 527 58 14
Fax: +31 71 527 58 19
Organization website: http://www.leidenuniv.nl/
Short CV

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
November 20, 2023


Diana Mary Worrall

University of Bristol
HH Wills Physics Laboratory
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TL
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 117 928 8787
Personal website: http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/dmw/
Organization website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/

NCA adherence: United Kingdom

Last updated:
November 20, 2023


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