The ESCAPE External Advisory Board (E-EAB) is a group of independent experts, closely associated with the ESFRI projects, other related Research Infrastructures and Industry, who will ensure the optimal alignment of the work in ESCAPE with the needs of the ESFRI facilities. Members of the E-EAB are proposed by ESCAPE Coordinator and approved by the ESCAPE General Assembly.


Who are the External Advisory Board members?


Christophe Arviset

Affiliation: European Space Agency
Country: Spain

Christophe Arviset is the Head of the Data Science and Archives Division,  within the Science and Operations Department of ESA’s Directorate of Science at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Spain, close to Madrid. This includes the ESAC Science Data Centre, hosting data archives of more than 20 ESA space science missions, various data science activities in this context, as well as responsibility of technical IT infrastructure and services and other cross missions engineering activities to support Science Operations at ESA.

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Jorgen D’Hondt

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Country: Belgium

Jorgen D’Hondt is since 2006 professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). In 2014 he became full professor. Since 2011 he is also director of the Interuniversity Institute for High Energies (IIHE) in Brussels with about 100 members. Initially he performed research at the LEP collider at CERN related to the properties of the W boson. Since then about 20 PhD students graduated with him as supervisor with research topics at the LHC collider at CERN.

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Marek Lewitowicz

Affiliation: Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee
Country: France

Prof. Dr Marek Lewitowicz is the Chairman of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC), one of the Expert Committees of ESF. He is working as a Research Director of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in the French national laboratory GANIL in Caen. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics of the Institute of Nuclear Studies at Swierk near Warsaw and he was appointed as professor of physics by the President of Poland.


Teresa Montaruli

Affiliation: University of Geneva
Country: Switzerland

Teresa Montaruli is full professor at the University of Geneva working on high - energy multi-messenger astrophysics and in particular on the IceCube experiment, the Cherenkov Telescope Array and the LHAASO experiment. She is also experienced in SiPM applications in amma-ray astronomy. She is currently the Chair of the APPEC Consortium.

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Colin Vincent

Affiliation: Science and Technology Facilities Council
Country: United Kingdom

Dr Colin Vincent is Associate Director Astronomy, Programmes Directorate. He manages the UK Astronomy research programme for STFC, including subscription to ESO, and its ELT and the SKA. The programme supports a UK community of over 700 academics and over 1500 researchers across the UK, via grant awards, but also funds operation & development of new facilities. He is the vice chair of the Astronet Board, currently focussed on the realisation of a new Science Vision and Infrastructure Roadmap for Europe.