Since October 15th 2007, Ms. Denise RIQUELME is working on her PhD Thesis at IRAM Granada.
On August 31, Michel GUÉLIN has officially retired, but he will stay at IRAM as a consultant and AMSTAR++ coordinator. His long and successful career focused on astrochemistry and molecular spectroscopy. He is co-author of about 200 papers (one of his early papers is the very first paper published in A&A). We wish him all the best for an active retirement.
Aris KARASTERGIOU has left IRAM on July 31st to continue his astronomical career in Oxford. Edwige CHAPILLON has returned to Bordeaux to continue her thesis. The astronomer's group welcomes Jérémie BOISSIER, who has started work in the Science Operation Group on October 1st. Pierre HILY-BLANT has left IRAM on December 31st to join the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (our neighbours).
On August 20th, Julien CHALAIN has joined the Grenoble frontend group as a technician.
Fabienne SCHICKE replaces Cathy BERJAUD since September 17th. Cathy is on leave to continue her master's degree on French as a foreign language.
As of February 20th, 2008 Dimitri MOCELLIN replaces Stefan MARCOUX in the services and logistics group. Stefan has obtained a special leave until February 2009.