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An invitation

Submitter: Zsolt Paragi
Description: Today, about 200 guests join the inauguration of JIVE as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in Dwingeloo. The inauguration speakers will include Robert-Jan Smits, the Director-General of the DG Research and Innovation, who will hand over the ERIC plate, Louis Vertegaal, the Director of NWO Chemical and Exact Sciences, and Hans Schutte, the Director-General for higher education. On behalf of JIVE/EVN Dr. Patrick Charlot, Director of the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, chair of the JIVE Council, and Prof. Dr. J. Anton Zensus, Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn will give speeches as well.

During the ceremony, four prominent scientists will be introduced to the participants, who will briefly show their science results obtained with the EVN. They will be Dr. Anna Bartkiewicz from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, expert of spectral line VLBI applications, Dr. Dimitry Duev from JIVE, expert of satellite tracking and near-field VLBI, Dr. John McKean from Astron/RuG, who studies very distant galaxies that are gravitationally lensed by foreground objects, and Dr. Marcello Giroletti from INAF Istituto di Radioastronomia in Bologna, who is mainly interested in powerful radio jets from black holes, and the connection between their high energy gamma-ray and radio emissions.
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