An important change has taken place in the IRAM administration: Since March 14th, Christelle MESUREUR is the new Head of Administration, succeeding Gilbert KLEIN, who left IRAM.
On June 30th, 2005 Gaby MARCOUX has officially retired. She has been working as a secretary of the IRAM Direction, supporting especially the Head of Administration, for nearly 23 years. In addition, she has been responsible for organising all the travel for IRAM staff as well as for many visiting astronomers, and she has done this with great competence, patience, and efficiency. We gratefully acknowledge the enormous amount of work that Gaby Marcoux did for IRAM, and wish her all the best for her retirement.
Edel CLEMENT has officially taken over the tasks of Gaby Marcoux as of July 1st, 2005. She had actually started already on October 1st, 2004 to allow for a period of overlap during which Gaby Marcoux had already reduced her working time. Edel Clement has previously worked at the reception desk, and has been replaced in this capacity by Beatrice MAIRE.
Since March 14th, Aris KARASTERGIOU is back at IRAM Grenoble as an Astronomer/Postdoc. Elena LINDT has started her work on a diploma thesis on May 1st.
The receiver group welcomed three new technicians: Baptiste JAMMET has started work on June 13th, Yoann SALOMEZ on June 27th and Daniel GEOFFROY on July 1st
On July 18th, Claude VIANEY-LIAUD, a long-term member of the IRAM administration, started a one-year-sabbatical leave. We wish her a good time in India.