Athena Coustenis
Director of Research with the CNRS at the Paris Observatory, specializing in planetology and space missions to the outer solar system. She is the President of the Space Sciences Committee of the European Science Foundation and a member of the International Space Science Institute Executive Committee. She is on the Editorial Boards of Astronomy & Astrophysics Review, Astronomy and Astrophysics Library, and Philosophical Transactions A.

Titan’s atmosphere hosts a complex organic chemistry in the solar system starting with nitrogen and methane and leading to the formation of hydrocarbons and nitriles, including prebiotic molecules.