Anastasios Dapergolas obtained his BSc in Astronomy from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1978 and his PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Athens in 1988. From 1985 to 1995, he worked as astronomer in the former Institute of Astronomy and Asdtrophysics of the National Observatory of Athens. In 1995, he was elected Assistant Researcher till 1998 when he was promoted to Senior Researcher. Since 2010, he works as Research Director at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens.
Observational astrophysics – optical observations – stellar populations in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. Since 2006 he is member of the ESA’s Gaia mission, in the Data Processing Analysis Consortium (DPAC), CU8, W/P32 unresolved galaxies.