Prof. Barbara Romanowicz
Prof. Barbara Romanowicz is a member of the Scientific Council of the ERC since 2016, currently she chairs its Working Group on Gender Issues.She holds a PhD degree in Geophysics from the University of Paris 7, France. Between 1982 and 1990, as a researcher at the CNRS, she developed GEOSCOPE, a then state-of-the-art global network of digital seismic stations for the study of earthquakes and the structure of the earth's interior. In 1991, prof. Romanowicz was appointed Director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley. During her directorship (until 2011), she helped establish a joint UC Berkeley/US Geological Survey real time earthquake notification system for northern California. She was appointed to the chair of Physics of the Earth Interior at Collège de France in Paris in 2011, a post she held until her retirement in 2020.