After two years working as a telescope operator, Santiago Navarro junior will leave IRAM and continue his studies. We wish him all the best for his career.
On March 1st, Beatrice MAIRE has taken over the duties as secretary of the administration which were fulfilled before by Edel CLEMENT, who has retired on March 31st. We thank Edel for more than 20 years of service and good work at the institute (she joined IRAM in October 1987), and wish her a happy and active retirement.
On March 10th, Karin ZACHER has started work as press relations officer, to improve the visibility of IRAM activities and achievements.
Anne-Carole LARDEMELLE has started as receptionist on March 17.
On April 21, Laurent PALARIC has joined IRAM as head of the accountancy group.
The receiver group welcomes two new members: Guillaume PERRIN and Fabrice LASLAZ have started work as technicians on July 7th and July 28th, respectively.
In the astronomer's group, Robert LUCAS has left IRAM to work on the commissioning of ALMA antennas in Chile. Robert has been with IRAM Grenoble since the early days of the institute. Besides his astronomical work, he has been for many years a key person for the GILDAS software and the Plateau de Bure data reduction tools.
After pursuing her astronomical career for several years in Germany
and the United States, Melanie KRIPS has returned to IRAM Grenoble on