This summer AstroCeNT is celebrating its fourth anniversary. To sum up our achievements, on 23 June an annual meeting of the International Scientific Committee was held.
While most ISC members participated remotely via zoom, we had the pleasure to host at AstroCeNT Prof. Antoine Kouchner, Director of APC (Paris, France), Prof. Sotiris Loucatos, former Deputy Director of APC, as well as Prof. Rafał Moderski, Director for Science of NCAC PAS. Two representatives of the Foundation for Polish Science, Kinga Słomińska and Dr Karolina Pakos-Żebrucka, also joined the ISC via zoom.
The main purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the IRA AstroCeNT agenda and the performance of our team leaders and their research groups. In accordance with the requirements of the IRA program, such an evaluation needs to be done every four years.
The meeting started with an overview of AstroCeNT by Prof. Leszek Roszkowski who provided a brief summary of the main steps and events, challenges, as well as achievements of a 4-year period.