DR. EVANTHIA HATZIMINAOGLOU (European Southern Observatory - ESO, Germany)

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Dr Evanthia Hatziminaoglou is a senior astronomer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching, Germany, deputy head of the ALMA Regional Centre and former coor-dinator of the European ARC network (2014-2020).

She obtained her degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1996 and then moved to France, where she received her Master of Advanced Studies (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies) in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Science of the Universe in 1997 and her PhD in Astrophysics in 2000 at the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse.

From 2001 to 2003 Dr Hatziminaoglou she held a postdoctoral position at ESO in Garching, followed by a postdoctoral contract at the IAC in Tenerife, where she worked on the Extragalactic programmes of the Spitzer and Herschel Space Observatories. She returned to ESO in 2006, where she joined the Virtual Observatory Project Office, of which she became the deputy head in 2008. As member of the ARC that she joined in 2011, she has been the main expert in user support matters. Most recently, she has lead the ALMA-wide effort to Redesign the User eXperience (RedUX).

Dr Evanthia Hatziminaoglou is working on the theme of extragalactic astronomy and her main focus is the study of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) across wavelengths and cosmic time, their formation and evolution and their impact on the properties of their hosts galaxies. She has also a wide experience in the design and execution of large extragalactic surveys. She lead the AGN science group of the Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey (HerMES), the largest guarantee time project with Herschel and is now co-leading the ALMA TWelve micron sample WInd STatistics (TWIST) project and the ACA High-redshift Radio Galaxies obser-vatory project. Finally, she is leading the Science Operations work package of the Atacama LArge Submillimetre Telescope (AtLAST), a three-year design study funded by Horizon 2020 as part of the Research and Innovation actions programme.

Dr Hatziminaoglou has more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in the main international Astronomy and Astrophysics journals with more than 10000 citations, she is a member of numerous evaluation and consulting committees (including e.g. NASA, the European Commission and several national agencies), she has supervised many undergraduate and graduate students and is very active in public outreach in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Greek). Other than talks to the general public, she is engaging in talks at primary and high-schools world-wide (via initiatives like Skype a Scientists) and schools in Spain via the initiative Habla con Ellas: Mujeres en Astronomía, lead by the IAC.

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