Editors of A&A


Thierry Forveille

Observatoire de Grenoble
Université Joseph Fourier
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F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9
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Thierry Forveille

Thierry Forveille is an astronomer at Observatoire de Grenoble, which is part of the University of Grenoble, in Southeastern France. His primary research interest is to understand how planets form around stars. He studies both the disks in which those planets (will) form, using ALMA and the IRAM telescopes, and the resulting planet populations around mature very low mass stars, using primarily radial velocity monitoring. He is is excited about the many new tools that are becoming available or being built to find and characterize extrasolar planets.

Forveille studied physics at Ecole Normale Superieure, in Paris, and did his PhD thesis work at the University of Grenoble, with an interruption while he helped commission the IRAM 30m telescope near Granada, Spain. He became an assistant astronomer at Observatoire de Grenoble immediately after his PhD and has worked there ever since, except for a six years stint at the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope in Hawaii. He became an associate editor of Astronomy & Astrophysics in 2006 and has been the editor in chief of the journal since 2012.

Associate Editor-in-Chief

João Alves

Managing Editor

David Elbaz

Service d'Astrophysique
CEA Saclay, Orme des Merisiers
F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex
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David Elbaz

David Elbaz is director of research in the Astrophysics Department of the CEA Saclay. His primary research interest is to understand how galaxies formed their stars, with an emphasis on the hidden side of star-formation due to dust-obscuration, and what caused the rise and fall of star formation in galaxies at cosmic scales. His work on the study of galaxy formation and evolution has been awarded the Chrétien Award from the American Astronomical Society in 2000 and the Jaffé Award from the French Academy of Sciences (Fondation de l'Institut de France) in 2017.

He has been the head of the "Cosmology and Galaxy Evolution" laboratory from 2001 to 2019 and a member of the Astronomy Working Group advising the European Space Agency for the selection of its future satellites from 2015 to 2018. Since 2017, he is the president of the Scientific Council of the National Program on Cosmology and Galaxies for CNRS-INSU, France. He is a member of the SPICA satellite Science Study Team for ESA and co-leads the Science Working Group on Galaxies for the Euclid satellite. He has been the managing editor of Astronomy & Astrophysics since 2018.

Letters Editor-In-Chief

João Alves

University of Vienna
Department of Astrophysics
Türkenschanzstraße 17
1180 Vienna
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João Alves

João Alves is a professor of stellar astrophysics at the University of Vienna, in Austria. His primary research interest is to understand how diffuse interstellar gas clouds form, evolve, and eventually collapse to form stars and planets. He is excited about the exploration of the European Space Agency’s newly released Gaia satellite data, the upcoming European Extremely Large Telescope, and the search for intelligent life in the universe.

During his Radcliffe fellowship, Alves plans to construct the most accurate map of the local neighborhood (3,000-light-year radius). Combining both space and ground-based observational data, he plans to build the first map of the space motion of gas and investigate how giant gas clouds, the nurseries of stars, came to be.

Alves studied physics at Universidade de Lisboa, in Portugal, did his PhD thesis work at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and moved to Münich, Germany, to become a European Southern Observatory (ESO) fellow. He became an ESO staff member and head of the visiting astronomers section before moving to southern Spain to take the directorship of the German–Spanish Astronomical Center at Calar Alto. In addition to his professorship at University of Vienna, which he has held since 2010, Alves is the vice-dean of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy. He is a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, sits on the ESO Council, and serves as the Astronomy & Astrophysics letters editor in chief.

Associate Letters Editor-in-Chief

Thierry Forveille

Associate Editors

S. Campana (Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy)
F. Combes (Observatoire de Paris, France)
Z. Han (Yunnan Observatories, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
R. Kotak (Tuorlan observatorio, Finland)
E. Lellouch (Observatoire de Paris, France)
D. Minniti (Universidad Andres Bello, Chile)
D. Mouillet (Observatoire de Grenoble, France)
B. Noyelles (University of Franche-Comté, France)
L. Pentericci (Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy)
M. Salaris (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom)
S. Shore (Universitá di Pisa, Italy)
M. Tafalla (Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Spain)
Y. Zouganelis (European Space Agency, Spain)

Editorial Assistants

Jennifer Martin and Pascale Monier
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Language Editors

A. Monod-Gayraud and R. Rudy (main Language Editors), R. Chester, H. Kinnan, A. Mednick, J. Neve, A. Peter, N. Saint Geniès