Category: Career

beginnings

FROM A GREEK BEACH TO A TITAN LAKE SHORE Or, how a Greek girl became a planetologist   I come from a country where people look up at the sky quite often, especially at nighttime. And from ages lost in time, they usually try ...

early career

I did my PhD at Paris Observatory in Meudon, getting my first ‘taste’ of Titan from Voyager 1 infrared data working with colleagues who since then have become good friends. Once I got a glimpse of Titan, I was hooked, ...

short bio

Athena Coustenis was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in a garden suburb by the Saronic Bay before moving to France where she earned two Masters degrees and one PhD in Astronomy and Space Techniques (she started another PhD ...

Athena Coustenis: List of publications

COUSTENIS Athena Director of research, Science National research Center Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA) UMR8109 Observatoire de Paris-Meudon 92195 Meudon Cedex FRANCE List of publications download a PDF List of publications and communications   200 publications, 500 presentations, 3500 citations, H=34 Thesis 1.    Coustenis, A., 1989. L'atmosphère de Titan à ...

My New Book, Life Beyond Earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe

By A. Coustenis and Th. Encrenaz Cambridge University Press It all started with Therese and I getting interested in exoplanets, the (still) new field in astronomy dealing with the planets discovered (about 1000 by now) around other stars than our Sun. And ...