Euclid Consortium Meeting 2014

 From 5 to 9 May, 2014 Marseille / France

The Euclid Consortium Meeting 2014, as previous editions, is focused on updating the consortium on the progress of this major space mission, with presentations and discussions on science goals, surveys, payload and satellite, as well as the science ground segment.

The meeting is organized around plenary sessions with invited talks, and parallel splinter sessions co-organized by the Science Working Groups, the Organisation Units, and other groups.

The Euclid mission aims at understanding why the expansion of the Universe is accelerating and what is the nature of the source responsible for this acceleration which physicists refer to as dark energy. Euclid is in full development towards a launch in 2020 and excitment is building on the extraordinary opportunity that this mission will offer to solve one of the most challenging question of contemporary Physics and Cosmology. A formidable survey machine,
Euclid will also probe fundamental questions on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

The Euclid Consortium (EC) is an organisation which brings together teams of researchers, technical and administrative staff in public research laboratories funded by their national agencies and local organisations in Europe as well as in the USA.
The European Space Agency (ESA) supervises the mission and the aerospace industry provides major space hardware contributions to the satellite and scientific payload.


 Science Organisation

  • Ralf Bender
  • Francisco Javier Castander
  • Andrea Cimatti
  • Mark Cropper
  • Hannu Kurki-Suonio
  • Rene Laureijs
  • Olivier Le Fèvre
  • Per B. Lilje
  • Yannick Mellier (chair)
  • Georges Meylan
  • Bob Nichol
  • Kristian Pedersen
  • Lucia Popa
  • Rafael Rebolo Lopez
  • Jason Rhodes
  • Hans-Walter Rix
  • Huub Rottgering
  • Roberto Scaramella
  • Antonio da Silva
  • Werner W. Zeilinger

 Local Organisation

  • Olivier Le Fèvre (LAM-AMU)
  • Yannick Mellier (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris)
  • Anne Ealet (CPPM-AMU)
  • Rodolphe Clédassou (CNES)