Prof. Dr Xavier Barcons

Diretor Geral, European Southern Observatory (ESO), Chile

Xavier Barcons (MA U Barcelona 1981, PhD U Cantabria 1985) is CSIC Research Professor since 2002. First Director (1995-1999) of the Instituto de Física de Cantabria, spent several research periods at the Institute of Astronomy (Cambridge UK). Astronomy research on Active Galaxies and X-ray surveys, involved in ESA’s Xray observatory flagship missions XMM-Newton and Athena. Advised the Spanish Government on Astronomy and Research Infrastructures (2004-14). ESO Council delegate (2007-11), Vicepresident (2011) and President (2012-14).
ESO Director General since 1 September 2017, a world-leading IGO building and operating most powerful ground-based astronomical observatories (eg VLT/I, ALMA, ELT) and fostering cooperation in Astronomy.

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Speakers

Dr Ademar Seabra da Cruz Junior

Prof. Dr Xavier Barcons

Prof. Dr Laerte Sodré

Prof. Dr Luiz Davidovich

Prof. Dr Ana Maria Carneiro

Executive Commitee

Janina Onuki

Guilherme Ary Plonski

Moacyr Martucci Júnior

Elizabeth Balbachevsky

Alberto Pfeifer