Merieme Chadid

Merieme Chadid
  • Explorer and Astronomer
    Antarctica Research Station

PhD in Astronomy and Space, Paul Sabatier University; completed several executive education programmes, Harvard University. Explorer and astronomer. Considered the first astronomer in the world committed to installing a large astronomical observatory in Antarctica. Was first to place an Arab flag (Moroccan) at the South Pole. One of the first astronomers to install VLT telescopes in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Research focused on stellar and universe evolution. Scientific discoveries published in international reviews and books. Gives lectures and supervises PhD students. Honoured by the MY HERO project. Listed as one of the 30 most fascinating workers in the world, Forbes Magazine.