Member Dr. Laura L. McConnell is a champion for diversity in science. She works to build bridges between science organizations to strengthen networks to support the success of women and girls in STEM careers. Dr. McConnell is a Science Fellow in the Regulatory Scientific Affairs team at Bayer Crop Science in the United States. Her…

Member Merieme Chadid is French-Moroccan Astronomer, Explorer and Astrophysicist. She chairs the board of the UNESCO International Basic Science Program since 2021, and Vice-President of the International Astronomical Union Division G. She leads Scientific Research works, teaches, gives lectures and supervises students in the French universities of the public sector. Her research fields are focused…

Member Marian Asantewah Nkansah is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, where she obtained her BSc. and MSc. degrees. She holds a PhD in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Bergen-Norway. Marian’s research spans a wide range of fields including finding solutions…

Member Ahmed Fahmi is an International Civil Servant at the United Nations (UN). He is Chief a.i. of the Section of Innovation and Capacity Building in the Natural Sciences sector (April 2019 – March 2021), Programme Specialist in Basic Sciences and Engineering. He is involved in the establishment of UNESCO centers of excellence and University…

Member Maurizio Bona was born in Milan. He holds an engineering degree (1979) and a Doctor degree on material science (1983) from Politecnico di Milano. Starting in the mid-eighties he participated in the design and development phases of the CERN Large Hadron Collider superconducting magnets. In particular, he was in charge of the finite-element structural…

Luc Allemand (© WSF)

Secretary General

General Secretary

Treasurer

Vice Chair Trân Thanh Vân is a vietnamese born theoretical physiscist. As much as for his work, he is well known as the creator of many “Rencontres”. First, in 1966, he created with a few colleagues a series of meetings that go with the name “Rencontres de Moriond”, even though they have been organized in…

Vice Chair

Vice Chair Prajval Shastri is an Indian astrophysicist specialising in the empirical investigation of giant black holes that are found in the centres of distant galaxies, using telescopes operating at multiple frequencies ranging from radio to gamma-rays. In particular, she studies the consequences of jets launched from their environment at relativistic speeds and their impact on…

Vice Chair

Vice-president of the Steering Committee