18-19 June 2015
Garching (near Munich), Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone



Organising institutions

ERF     MLZ        ESO

European Association of National Research Facilities Association, ERF   
The ERF-AISBL Association has the not-for-profit purpose to promote the cooperation and the projects between european-level research infrastructures which are open, at international level, to external researchers. These Infrastructures include national infrastructures as well as european networks and consortia of research infrastructures.

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, MLZ
The Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) is a leading centre for cutting-edge research with neutrons and positrons. It represents the cooperation between the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the three research centres of the Helmholtz Association, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

European Southern Observatory, ESO
ESO is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. It carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy to enable important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research.

Organising committee

  • Andrea Voit, Press Officer, FRM II / MLZ
  • Angela Wenzik, Scientific journalist, PR, Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • Björn Pedersen, FRM II / MLZ

  • Claus Madsen, Senior Counsellor for International Relations, ESO

  • Christine Kortenbruck, Press Officer, FRM II / MLZ

  • Elisabeth Jörg-Müller, Scientific Office, FRM II / MLZ

  • Inês Crespo, Information Manager, NMI3 / FRM II / MLZ

  • Jürgen Neuhaus, Deputy Director, FRM II / MLZ

  • Lars Lindberg Christensen, Head of education and Public Outreach Dep., ESO
  • Sara Fletcher, Impact Manager, ISIS / STFC