Special Nominating Committee

From the IAU Bye-Laws

  1. The Special Nominating Committee consists of the President and past President of the Union, a member proposed by the retiring Executive Committee, and four members selected by the representatives of the National Members from up to twelve candidates proposed by Presidents of Divisions, with due regard to an appropriate distribution over the major branches of astronomy.
    1. Except for the President and immediate past President, present and former members of the Executive Committee shall not serve on the Special Nominating Committee. No two members of the Special Nominating Committee shall belong to the same nation or National Member.
    2. The General Secretary and the Assistant General Secretary participate in the work of the Special Nominating Committee in an advisory capacity, and the President-Elect may participate as an observer.
  2. The Special Nominating Committee is appointed by the General Assembly, to which it reports directly. It assumes its duties immediately after the end of the General Assembly and remains in office until the end of the ordinary General Assembly next following that of its appointment, and it may fill any vacancy occurring among its members.


Ewine F. van Dishoeck

Leiden University
Leiden Obsevatory
PO Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden

Phone: +31 71 527 58 14
Fax: +31 71 527 58 19
Email: ewinestrwleidenunivnl
Organization website: http://www.leidenuniv.nl/
Short CV

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
February 6, 2019


Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn

PO Box 296
Epping NSW 1710
New South Wales (NSW)

Phone: +61 2 9372 4851
Fax: +61 2 9372 4880
Email: jbhphysicsusydeduau
Organization website: http://www.aao.gov.au/

NCA adherence: Australia

Last updated:
February 15, 2019


Beatriz Elena García — National Outreach Coordinator

Instituto de Tecnologías en Detección y Astropartículas (ITeDA), CNEA-CONICET-UNSAM
ITeDA Mendoza
Azopardo 313
Godoy Cruz
Mendoza 5501

Phone: +54 261 435 1424
Email 1: beatrizgarciaitedacneagovar
Email 2: beatrizgarciautngmailcom
Personal website: http://itedamza.frm.utn.edu.ar/
Organization website: http://www.iteda.cnea.gov.ar/

NCA adherence: Argentina

Last updated:
December 8, 2020


Masahiko Hayashi

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
JSPS Bonn Office
Ahrstr. 58
53175 Bonn

Email: masahkhayashiniftycom
Organization website: https://www.jsps-bonn.de/home/jsps-bonn-office/

NCA adherence: Japan

Last updated:
June 18, 2020


Gražina Tautvaisiene — National Outreach Coordinator

Vilnius University
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy
Sauletekio av. 3
10257 Vilnius

Phone: +370 370 618 49941
Email 1: grazinatautvaisienetfaivult
Email 2: graztautgmailcom
Personal website: https://www.ff.vu.lt/en/itpa/staff/tautvaisiene
Organization website: https://www.ff.vu.lt/en/itpa

NCA adherence: Lithuania

Last updated:
March 15, 2021


Silvia Torres-Peimbert

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Instituto de Astronomía
Circuito exterior s/n
Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico DF 04510

Phone: +52 55 5622 3945
Fax: +52 55 5622 3945
Email: silviaastrounammx
Personal website: http://www.astroscu.unam.mx/IA/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=463&Itemid=88&lang=es
Organization website: http://www.astroscu.unam.mx

NCA adherence: Mexico

Last updated:
February 22, 2019


Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi

University College London
Space and Climate Physics, Mullard Space Science Laboratory
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1483 204906
Email 1: LidiavanDrielobspmfr
Email 2: lvandrieluclacuk
Organization website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
January 25, 2019


Maria Teresa V.T. Lago

Universidade do Porto
Centro de Astrofísica
Rua das Estrelas
4150-762 Porto

Phone: +351 964644730
Email 1: IAU_GS_2018iapfr
Email 2: mtlagoastrouppt
Organization website: http://www.astro.up.pt/
Short CV

NCA adherence: Portugal

Last updated:
July 21, 2020


José Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa (2019-2021)

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
C/ Vía Láctea s/n
38200 La Laguna, Tenerife

Phone: +34 922 605 241
Email 1: IAU_AGSiapfr
Email 2: jmrespinosaiaces
Organization website: http://www.iac.es/

NCA adherence: Spain

Last updated:
July 21, 2020


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