Isaac Newton Institute
of Chile in Estern Europe and Eurasia


The Isaac Newton Institute (Instituto Isaac Newton) for astronomical research (INI) was founded in 1978 by Gonzalo Alcaino. The main office is located in the eastern outskirts of Santiago (Chile). Since 1992, it has expanded into several countries of the former Soviet Union in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

As for the year 2002 the Institute is composed of 14 Branches in 9 countries (see figure). These are: Armenia (19), Bulgaria (30), Crimea (29), Kazakhstan (18), Kiev (11), Moscow (15), Odessa (35), St.Petersburg (25), Poland (13), Pushchino (22) *, Special Astrophysical Observatory (44), Tajikistan (9), Uzbekistan (23), and Yugoslavia (22). The quantities in parentheses give the number of scientific staff members, the grand total of which is 315 members.

Besides the above named Branches, the Chilean staff of the Isaac Newton Institute is involved in collaboration with astronomers of the Observatory of Rome in several research projects using data secured from telescopes in Chile. The staff of the Isaac Newton Institute in Chile is composed of Gonzalo Alcaino, the Director and President of the Corporation, William Liller, Senior Research Astronomer, Franklin Alvarado, Research Associate, and Marcela Rodriguez is the acting secretary.

* Some additional information can be found on the site of the Pushchino Scientific Centre.


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