European Science Foundation appoints new Chief Executive
The Strasbourg-based European Science Foundation (ESF) has announced that Dr Jean-Claude Worms has been appointed as its new Chief Executive. Dr Worms holds a PhD in physics and joined the ESF in 1994. Since then he has held various positions, in particular Executive Scientific Secretary for the ESF’s Space Sciences Committee (ESSC), and Head of ESF’s Science Support Office. He succeeds Mr Martin Hynes who, following four years of managing transition, has been elected as President of ESF.
The ESF is a services-based organisation that contributes to the European Research Area (ERA). It is building on core strengths developed in peer review, evaluation and project management services and continues to host five Expert Boards and Committees that provide in-depth and focused scientific expertise in selected disciplines. The ESF currently has 13 member organisations from 11 European countries.
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