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Jessica Dempsey appointed director of ASTRON

The board of the Dutch Research Council’s institute organisation has appointed Prof. Dr. Jessica Dempsey as director of ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy.

The appointment is the result of an international recruitment campaign. “Dempsey was selected for a well-established and broad track record in the three main areas of ASTRON: astronomy, instrumentation in radio astronomy and observatory operations”, according to prof. Marcel Levi, chairman of the board of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). “She is a world-renowned scientist and has successfully led an astronomical institution in a complex international environment with many partners and with a very active attitude towards more inclusion, equality and diversity.”

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