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CNRS : Hervé Wozniak

Hervé Wozniak obtained his PhD in astrophysics at the Observatory of Marseilles, France, in 1991, working on the morphology and stellar dynamics of early-type barred galaxies. He spent two years at Observatory of Geneva, Switzerland, and then came back to Marseille, working mainly on the fuelling of central regions by nuclear bars. He gained experience in the development of various state-of-the-art dynamical codes (e.g. N-body, SPH, orbits computation codes) and, in parallel, he continued observing both with ground-based and space facilities. Since 2003, he has worked on chemo-dynamical simulations at the Observatory of Lyon, France. At the same time, he was involved in the creation of the French Virtual Observatory and since then is a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee in charge of theory aspects. In November 2006, he was nominated vice-chair of the Theory Interest Group in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance.

ESA : Pedro Osuna

Pedro Osuna is ESA-VO Project Technical Coordinator and Software Engineer working for the European Space Agency. He has a background on Fundamental Physics. Pedro Osuna has been involved in the design and coordination of implementation of the ESA-VO related activities, including access to data from the ESA Space-based missions (like ISO, XMM-Newton, Integral, etc.) using IVOA protocols, design of VO-aware tools (e.g., VOSpec, DAL Toolkit, DM MApper, VOQuest, etc.), design of the ESA-VO (IVOA Standard) Registry, and others. He is co-author of several IVOA endorsed documents (e.g., Atomic and Molecular Lines Data Model, Simple Line Access Protocol, Simple Spectrum Access Protocol, and others), and is very active in the IVOA discussions. He also currently holds the chair of the IVOA VOQL Working Group.

ESO : None

ESO do not have a representative in the TEG.

INAF : Dr. Santi Cassisi

Dr. Santi Cassisi obtained his degree in Physics at the University of Pisa and his PhD in physics from the University of L'Aquila (Italy). After a postdoctoral position at the Astronomical Observatory of Meudon (France), he worked at the Astronomical Observatory of Teramo (Italy) since 1998. His current working position is that of Associate Professor at the Astronomical Observatory of Teramo. His main research interests are the following: theoretical stellar astrophysics; stellar evolution and computation of models for low-mass and intermediate stellar structures, interpretation of observed Colour-Magnitude-Diagrams of field stars, globular and open clusters; checking of the accuracy and reliability of stellar models; testing of the reliability of the physical inputs adopted in model computations; calibration of stellar primary distance indicators and their use for deriving the distance to galactic and extragalactic stellar systems; use of the stellar observables for deriving the value of parameters of cosmological relevance. In these last months, He is working in order to make his archive of evolutionary models VO compliant (URL: He is member of the EuroVO-DCA internal science team and of the Theoretical Astrophysics Expert Group.

INTA : Miguel Cerviño

Miguel Cerviño current research is focused in evolutionary synthesis models, including extensions to the treatment of atmosphere models, and evolutionary tracks and isochrones, synthesis models itself and star formation history determinations by fitting techniques. During past years, he has been developing a service to access the spectral energy distribution produced by most common used synthesis models in the Virtual Observatory framework. This task has been performed in collaboration the SVO, ESA-VO and INAOE VO group (Mexico) and has been used in the development of TSAP (Theoretical Spectral Access Protocol). He is also the contact person between the Spanish community and the Theory Interest Group in IVOA. Currently he is involved in the development of protocols to access synthesis models results (and related data) other than spectra and data model definition of synthesis models and related results.

MPG : Gerard Lemson (TEG Chair)

Gerard Lemson obtained his PhD in astrophysics at the Rijks Universiteit of Groningen in 1995, investigating the statistics and dynamics of structure formation in the universe. He extended this research during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. From 1998-2003 Gerard Lemson worked for a software company in the USA. Here he gained extensive experience on relational databases, object-oriented modelling and object-relational mapping technology. Since 2003 Gerard Lemson has worked for the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory at the Max-Planck Institute fuer extraterrestrische Physik in Garching. In this capacity he has initiated and chaired the Theory Interest Group in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance.

NOVA : Joop Schaye

Joop Schaye obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2000, where he worked on the thermal evolution of the intergalactic medium. He spent the following 4.5 years as a long-term fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he worked on various aspects of the formation of galaxies, star formation, and cosmology, through data analysis, analytic modelling, and simulations. Since 2005 he has worked as an assistant professor at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands. At Leiden Schaye leads a Marie Curie Excellence Team working on the chemical enrichment of the intergalactic medium, as well as the Overwhelmingly Large Simulations (OWLS) collaboration which carries out large-scale, cosmological simulations. Schaye is also a member of the VLT-MUSE and LOFAR science teams, and a core member of the Virgo Consortium for cosmological supercomputer simulations.

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-- MathiasDepretz - 15 Jan 2007

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