Meet the Speaker

Mark McCaughrean is the Senior Science Advisor in the Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency (ESA). Following the completion of his PhD in astronomy from the University of Edinburgh, Mark has worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, and then at astronomical research institutes in Tucson, Heidelberg, Bonn, and Potsdam.His personal scientific research involves observational studies of the formation of stars and their planetary systems using state-of-the-art ground and space based telescopes.