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Pierre Cox: ALMA Director

Pierre Cox is well known scientifically in the area of millimeter and infrared observations of star-forming regions, evolved stars and high-redshift galaxies, and has published over 200 papers with more than 10,000 citations in total. He was previously working as Director of IRAM (Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique).

In the late 1990s, Pierre Cox was one of the founding ALMA Scientific Advisory Committee and European Scientific Advisory Committee members, who supported and promoted the project both with scientists and funding agencies. Since then he has stayed in close contact with ALMA through various committees. In 2007, he chaired the review committee of the ALMA operations plan. IRAM is responsible for building the ALMA Band 7 receivers and also hosts one of the European ALMA Regional Center nodes.

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