29-30 May 2017
European Southern Observatory
Europe/Berlin timezone



Organising institutions

MLZ    ERF         ESO

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 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.

The eight EIROforum organisations have extensive expertise in the areas of basic research and the management of large, international infrastructures, facilities and research programmes. It is the mission of EIROforum to combine the resources, facilities and expertise of its member organisations to support European science in reaching its full potential. By cooperating on large-scale outreach activities, EIROforum communicates the importance and fascination of science to a wide audience.

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 at MLZ
  • Claus Madsen, Senior Counsellor for International Relations, ESO

  • Christine Kortenbruck, Press Officer, FRM II at MLZ

  • Inês Crespo, Information Manager, FRM II at MLZ

  • Jürgen Neuhaus, Deputy Director, FRM II at MLZ

  • Lars Lindberg Christensen, Head of education and Public Outreach Dep., ESO


Local organisation

  • Björn Pedersen, FRM II at MLZ
  • Connie Hesse, Executive Assistant to the Science Directorate, FRM II at MLZ

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

  • Susana Almagro Garcia, Admistrative Assistant, ESO