National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
Gesellschaftsstrasse 6 | 3012 Bern | Switzerland
  +41 31 684 32 39


The NCCR is organised in research projects and in platforms. Platforms provide the structuring elements of the NCCR thereby providing synergy between the individual projects or providing coordination elements for joint activities. The Programme Office ensures the overall scientific coordination and provides the general administrative and technical support in collaboration with local offices.

Advisory Board

M. Mayor

B. Schmidt

C. Cesarsky

NCCR PlanetS

Director: W. Benz (UBE)

Co-Director: S. Udry (UGE)

Executive Board

W. Benz, R. Helled, K. Mezger, F. Pepe, S. Quanz, M.Schönbächler, N. Thomas, S. Udry + 3 domain coordinators

Academic coord.

R. Helled, UZH


D. Ségransan, S. Udry, UGE

Technology transfer

F. Pepe, UGE

N. Thomas, UBE


W.Benz, UBE

Communication & Outreach

G. Schwarz, W. Benz, UBE

NCCR Programme Office

Y. Alibert, UBE

Science coordination

Y. Alibert, UBE


L. Lovis, UBE

S. Saesen, UGE

Technical Support

T.Riesen, UBE

Admin. Assistants

J. Jungo, UBE

Y. Ege Vogel, UBE

Early stages of planet formation

Coord: S. Wampfler, UBE

Atmospheres, surfaces, and interiors

Coord.: D. Ehrenreich, UGE

Bonus Frontiers in habitability

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