IMO members meet with scientists at CATA Astrophysics Center

Monday, November 28, 2016

On November 25, Osvaldo Ulloa; Director of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), Atilio Morgado; Executive Director and Víctor Villagrán; Director of Transfer and Technological Development, visited the Center for Astrophysics and Related Technologies (CATA) at the Universidad de Chile. This, with the objective of knowing how they have managed to incorporate the development of the technology to their activity of investigation and exploration of the COSMOS.

Atilio Morgado, Executive Director, valued the IMO's rapprochement with this outstanding institution. "They informed us how CATA started and how they projected from the outset engineering development lines with significant funding both to hire engineers, to finance testers and postdocs, and to set up a small workshop to manufacture high precision parts. They showed us their production facilities for technological devices and offered their expertise, contacts and facilities, "he said.

Meanwhile, Víctor Villagrán emphasized the importance of knowing similar centers like IMO. "CATA is a model of interest, given the technological challenges that establish the lines of research IMO. Thus, the purpose of the visit was to know in greater detail aspects such as: the process of formation of the center, its general operation, infrastructure used, as well as establishing a direct contact with the center, "he said.

With this visit, they are intended to generate the first nexuses of a possible future collaborative work and to know closely the reality of this center.

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