Françoise Combes

Observatoire de Paris
LERMA
61 Av de l'Observatoire
Bat. A
75014 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 40 51 20 77
Email: francoisecombesobspmfr
Personal website: http://aramis.obspm.fr/~combes
Organization website: http://www.obspm.fr/

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
July 19, 2018

IAU Status

Active Member

Affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past President of Division J Galaxies and Cosmology (2012-2015)
  • Past President of Commission 28 Galaxies (2006-2009)
  • Past Vice-President of Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe (2009-2012)
  • Past Vice-President of Commission 28 Galaxies (2003-2006)
  • Past Advisor of Division J Galaxies and Cosmology (2015-2018)
  • Past Steering Committee Member of Division J Galaxies and Cosmology (2015-2018)
  • Past Steering Committee Member of Division J Galaxies and Cosmology (2012-2015)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe (2009-2012)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe (2006-2009)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe (2003-2006)
  • Past Organizing Committee Member of Division X Radio Astronomy (2000-2003)
  • Past Member of Division VI Interstellar Matter
  • Past Member of Division X Radio Astronomy
  • Past Member of Commission 28 Galaxies
  • Past Member of Commission 34 Interstellar Matter
  • Past Member of Commission 40 Radio Astronomy
  • Past Member of Executive Committee WG Women in Astronomy (until 2016)
  • Past Member of Commission 46 Astronomy Education & Development (2014-2015)
  • Past Member of Special Nominating Committee (2012-2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 46 WG The IAU Dictionary of Astronomical Concepts (2014-2015)
  • Past Member of Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Editorial Board (2006-2006)

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.9 - Astronomy outreach
2 - Physical data and processes: 2.3 - Astrochemistry, 2.5 - Accretion, accretion disks, 2.9 - Black hole physics
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.13 - Interferometry
4 - Astronomical data bases: 4.5 - Virtual observatory tools
9 - Interstellar medium (ISM), nebulae: 9.4 - ISM: clouds, 9.15 - ISM: molecules
10 - The Galaxy: 10.2 - Galaxy: bulge, 10.6 - Galaxy: formation, 10.18 - Galaxy: structure
11 - Galaxies: 11.2 - Galaxies: active, 11.4 - Galaxies: bulges, 11.5 - Galaxies: clusters, 11.10 - Galaxies: formation, 11.20 - Galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
12 - Cosmology: 12.6 - Cosmology: dark matter, 12.10 - Cosmology: early Universe, 12.11 - Cosmology: large-scale structure of Universe

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