Elected: 2014
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Robert Julian Ivison FRSE

Director for Science, European Southern Observatory.

Currently on secondment from the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Robert Ivison has been Director for Science at the European Southern Observatory since 2014. He holds an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council which aims to study the formation and evolution of galaxies, mainly via observations at far-infrared, submillimetre and radio wavelengths. His interests include food and wine, cycling, skiing, music and pottering in his garden.