Senior Research Fellow Antti Tamm will take office as Director of Tartu Observatory from April
Tartu Observatory's Council elected Senior Research Fellow Antti Tamm to become the new director of the institute.
Tamm has worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Tartu Observatory since 2015, before that as a Research Fellow (2005–2015). His main research topics are the birth and evolution of galaxies, dark matter, dark energy and cosmic dust.
Tamm has a degree in physics, having graduated from University of Tartu in 1999. In 2001, he defended his master's thesis, and in 2006, his dissertation in astrophysics at University of Tartu. He has further improved himself at University of Göttingen in Germany, the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, and University of Valencia in Spain.
Tamm is a member of multiple councils and agencies. Among others, he is
- an ESA Space Programme Committee advisor (since 2015),
- establishing and leading a J-PAS project team at Tartu Observatory (since 2017),
- an EU framework Programme Horizon 2020 Space Programme Committee expert (since 2016),
- the Vice Chairman of the Council of Tartu Observatory (since 2019).
Multiple bachelor's and master's thesis have been defended under his supervision. He is also a supervisor for a PhD student. Since 2013, Tamm is a member of the board of directors of the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.
The directors of the institutes of University of Tartu are elected for three years. Antti Tamm will remain in office until March 31, 2023.
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