IN THE PICTURE 2016-12-19
CERN - 19 Dec 2016 - The Euclid Consortium Lead, Yannick Mellier (right), together with Euclid's Project manager of ESA, Giuseppe Racca, visited CERN to present the science of Euclid as well as ESAs organisation and approach to construct the space mission. Euclid and the LHC share a common objective: detection and characterisation of dark matter. Highlights of the visit was to learn about the latest results of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) - the instrument residing at the ISS - and to see one of the CERN experiments, ATLAS, from nearby. They were hosted by prof. Peter Jenni, former spokesperson of ATLAS. Although ATLAS is about as costly as Euclid, it clearly has a more generous mass budget than Euclid.
IN THE PICTURE 2014-03-18
ESTEC - 18 March 2014 - It is motivating to see (and touch!) real space hardware, especially concerning one's own mission. During the kick-off meeting of the NISP preliminary design review (PDR), Dr. Frank Grupp (MPE Garching) displayed a prototype of one of the NISP CALA lenses. For many the size of the lens of 16 cm diameter was most striking, giving a better impression of the size of the opto-mechanical assembly of NISP. Left photo: Frank Grupp showing the lens, Right photo: telescope engineer Luis Miguel Gaspar Venancio and project manager Giuseppe Racca inspecting the lens.