Catherine Cesarsky

Catherine J. Cesarsky

Catherine J. Cesarsky
Born (1943-02-24) 24 February 1943
Ambazac, France
Nationality French
Fields Astronomer
Institutions European Southern Observatory
Thesis Interactions of Cosmic Rays with Hydromagnetic Waves in the Galaxy (1971)
Known for Designing the ISOCAM camera on board the Infrared Space Observatory
Notable awards COSPAR Space Science Award (1998)

Catherine Jeanne Cesarsky (born 24 February 1943) is a French astronomer, known for her successful research activities in several central areas of modern astrophysics. She was formerly president of the International Astronomical Union[1] and the director general of the European Southern Observatory.


Born in France, Catherine Cesarsky was largely raised in Argentina and received a degree in Physical Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. She graduated with a PhD in Astronomy in 1971 from Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass., USA), and for several years worked at the California Institute of Technology.



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