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Merieme Chadid is Astronomer and Explorer, University of Cote d'Azur.


Merieme Chadid is Astronomer, Explorer and Astrophysicist.

She leads international scientific polar programmes and has been committed to installing a major astronomical observatory in the heart of Antarctica, where she has carried out pioneering works.

Her most treasured accomplishment has been her work under extreme conditions in the heart of Antarctica, one of the highest, coldest, and inaccessible places in the world. She is the first to place an Arab flag, Moroccan, in Antarctica.

Chadid got her PhD in Astronomy and Space from the University of Toulouse. She also obtained the highest university qualification HDR, a second PhD, from University of Cote d’Azur.

Chadid completed executive education programs at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government on International Development, Public Leadership and Governance. Her most published research aims to understand the stellar evolution and pulsation towards of understanding of the Universe.

She is listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 most fascinating workers in the world. She obtained the Woman of the Year Award in Science by Regent’s University London. Recently, she has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

  • Country: France
  • Organisation: Astronomer and Explorer University of Cote d'Azur
  • Social media: @meriemechadid
  • Category: Science, research and innovation