Friday, January 16, 2009

From the IYA2009 Opening Ceremony Conference

As the Andorran SPoC, I am taking part at the IYA2009 Opening Ceremony Conference that is happening at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. This is one of the most prestigious conferences that I have ever been, featuring talks by Nobel prize winners and high profile astronomers and astrophysicist from all over the world. The number of attendants is also exceptional with more than 900 registered participants. 

Of course, besides the numerous talks that fill most of the day, from 9am to 6pm, we get to enjoy some "cultural" activities like last night reception at the Palais de la Découverte, or tonight cocktail reception and concert by the Kronos Quartet. 

Cheers for a succesfull IYA2009! 

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