Death of Stavros Katsanevas
The Labex UnivEarthS is deeply saddened by the death of Stavros Katsanevas which occurred on November 27, 2022. Stavros has been the director of the APC laboratory between 2014 and 2017, as well as the co-director of the Labex UnivEarthS between 2014 and 2018.
Before heading the APC laboratory between 2014 and 2017, Stavros was one of the founders of the laboratory, as Deputy Scientific Director of IN2P3 between 2002 and 2012, in charge of Astroparticles, Cosmology and Neutrino Physics.
At the forefront, Stavros has been at the origin of many scientific initiatives and coordination actions such as the European programmes ILIAS and ASPERA, which led to the creation of the European Astroparticle Consortium (APPEC) aiming at the elaboration of a common roadmap.
With his open-mindedness, he favoured all bridges: between Earth sciences and Universe sciences, between Art and Science, between science and society.
Stavros passed away as he was finishing his mandate as director of the European Gravitation Observatory (EGO) and preparing his return to the APC laboratory as Professor Emeritus, determined to conquer the moon to detect gravitational waves.
Stavros leaves us with a legacy of vision and passion.