solutions 2/2008 – Additional informations

Tim de Zeeuw. Photo: ESO
Prof. Tim de Zeeuw

Prof. Tim de Zeeuw has served as Director General of ESO, based in Garching, near Munich, Germany, since September of 2007. He previously directed the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy and the observatory at Leiden University, the university that he received his PhD degree from. The Dutchman has been and still is responsible for various projects involving leading astronomical organizations. His research work focuses on the formation, structure and dynamics of galaxies.