Professor University Paris Diderot, Director European Gravitational Observatory
Stavros Katsanevas (male, born 1953)*professor exceptional class at University Paris Diderot, director of EGO, is the director of the European Gravitational Observatory (2018-). He has served as director of the Laboratory of Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology (APC) hosting the Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics (president George Smoot, Nobel Prize 2006) from 2014 till the end of 2017. He has also been deputy director of the National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) of CNRS responsible for Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology (2002-2012), first coordinator of the EU funded ERANET ASPERA (2006-2012) gathering the European agencies funding Astroparticle Physics,first chairman of the European Consortium of Astroparticle Physics (APPEC) (2012-2015). His scientific contributions (over 400 publications), concern Particle Physics (QCD, neutrino properties, Higgs and supersymmetry searches) at CERN and Fermilab beam design (CERN to Gran Sasso), Astroparticle Physics (high energy neutrino telescopes), applications (smart sensors, medical physics) and phenomenological studies and simulations (Supersymmetry). He has written over 10 essays in different languages on the connection between art and science, he is also a member of the orientation board on Art and Science of the Foundation Daniel and NinaCarasso.