Inauguration Day of the 1st NOEMA Antenna

Monday, September 22, 2014 at the IRAM Headquarters (Saint-Martin d'Hères, France)

The official inauguration of the first antenna of NOEMA, one of the biggest astronomical research projects in Europe took place on September 22, 2014 at the Plateau de Bure and the IRAM Headquarters in presence of:

  • Mrs Susanne Wasum-Rainer, Ambassadress of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Mrs Elisabeth Vergès, Scientific Director at the French Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research
  • Mr. Klaus Ranner, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Mrs Pascale Delecluse, Director of INSU
  • Mr. Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society
  • Mr. Michel Issindou, Member of French Parliament
  • Mr. Eric Piolle, First Mayor of Grenoble
  • Mr. Patrick Lévy, President of the University Joseph Fourier
  • Mr. Jesus Gomez-Gonzalez, Deputy Director of the Spanish IGN
  • Mr. David Queiros, Mayor of Saint Martin d'Hères


Official group photo (from left to right): Bertrand Gautier (NOEMA station manager), Karl Schuster (IRAM Director), Reinhard Genzel (MPE Director), Richard Bonneville (French Ministry for Research), Martin Stratmann (MPG President), Klaus Ranner (Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany), David Musial (German Ambassy), Pascale Delecluse (INSU Director), Denis Mourard (INSU Vice Director), Brigitte Indigo (IRAM), Jesus Gomez-Gonzalez (Vice Director Spanish IGN), Markus Schleier (MPG), Linda Tacconi (IRAM SAC Member), Susanne Wasum-Rainer (Ambassadress of the Federal Republic of Germany), Milda Krasauskaite (MPG).


For more photos of the inauguration day, please click here.