EGO Council

EGO Council is the governing body, composed of members nominated by the funding institutions. EGO is established under the Italian law.

The Council is the decision-making body of the EGO consortium. The Director of EGO is responsible to carry on and execute the Council decisions. They operate according to EGO statute.

Composed by three representatives of CNRS and three representatives of INFN, among which is elected the President, the Council uses to meet twice a year. EGO directorate team participates in these meetings but has no right to vote. NWO-I participates as associated member, invited persons may participate for discussing specific items of the agenda. The EGO director assistant helps the Council in organizing its meetings.

To access the EGO Council reserved area click here and here.

At present the Council is composed as follows:

Marco Pallavicini, Vice-President
Marco Grassi
Oliviero Cremonesi

Vincent Poireau, President
Susanna Vergani
Saïda Guellati-Khelifa

For Nikhef
Stan Bentvelsen
Rosemarie Aben


As Council Advisor
Veronica Buccheri

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee

According to the dispositions of the Statute of the EGO Consortium, the EGO Council sets up a Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), composed of up to ten scientific personalities. It also appoints the chairperson of the STAC.
The role of the STAC is to advice the EGO Council.
For this purpose, the STAC meets on the site of the EGO Consortium at least twice per year, to follow and assess the progress on the scientific and technical activities carried on.
STAC chairperson is appointed for three years and presents the outcome of the meetings to the EGO Council.

For more details on the STAC duties, consult the Terms of reference of the STAC.

The present composition of the STAC is the following:

  • Peter Wolf, Chairman (Observatoire de Paris)
  • Maarten de Jong (Nikhef)
  • Simone Biagi (LNS/INFN)
  • Miles Lindsey Clark (IN2P3/CNRS)
  • Manuel Delfino (IFAE)
  • Rita Dolesi (University of Trento)
  • Sera Markoff (University of Amsterdam)
  • Deirdre Shoemaker (CGP/University of Texas)
  • Stephen Smartt (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Takayuki Tomaru (NAOJ)
  • Fabien Cavalier (IN2P3/CNRS)
  • Lisa Barsotti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology/LIGO Laboratory)

The EGO director assistant helps the STAC in organizing its meetings.