By the end of July, Manfred MALZACHER will be retiring. He has served for almost 18 years as the Head of the IRAM Administration, being responsible for personnel, financial and logistical matters at Grenoble as well as at the two observatories on Pico Veleta and the Plateau de Bure. The small but highly competent administrative group that exists today at IRAM has been built up under his leadership. Throughout the years the administration has supported in a very efficient way the various scientific and technical tasks that IRAM has executed.
As of August 1st, 1997 Michael LANGE will take over the responsibility as the Head of the IRAM Administration. Before he has served in the same position at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany for almost 15 years.