(Picture courtesy of ESO)
In the words of the EVALSO Project Coordinator, Fernando Liello:
“The event was attended by a number of ambassadors and diplomatic from the EU, a very large delegation from the EC, very high level officials from ESO, ALMA and a number of other organisations.
The event was opened by a short speech of the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, and there were speeches from Josè Palacios (REUNA president), Rolf Chini, Massimo Tarenghi (ESO representative in Chile), Mario Campolargo (EC) and Ambassador Fernando Schmidt Ariztía (sub-secretary of Foreign Affairs of Chile).
The relevance that has been given to the EVALSO first achievement was really very impressive.
The technical aspects of the EVALSO infrastructure have been very well illustrated by Giorgio Filippi (for the physical infrastructure) and Sandra Jaque (for the technological aspects). The illustration of the possible science implications, made by Rolf Chini was very well appreciated and understood by non-technical people, who have shown in off-line discussion the they have really got the point and appreciated the EVALSO objective.
I have felt proud of introducing the EVALSO framework, and I believe this was a very successful event, especially for the hard work of the people in ESO and REUNA that have organised everything with great care.”
F.Liello, Santiago 2010/11/04
The following additional material concerning the event is available
- The detailed program and presentations used
- The recording of the event as streaming video
- The ESOcast Video “A Telescope wires to the world”
- the invitation card for the Launching event
- the brochure of the EVALSO Communication Infrastructure
Press Releases on the event from the EVALSO Beneficiaries:
The event in the Media: