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Xavier Barcons Starts as New ESO Director General

1 Sep 2017, 13:00 UTC
Xavier Barcons Starts as New ESO Director General ESO/M. Zamani

On 1 September 2017, Xavier Barcons became ESO’s eighth Director General, succeeding Tim de Zeeuw who has served since 2007. Barcons begins his tenure at an exciting time for ESO. Construction of the Extremely Large Telescope is progressing rapidly and it is set to see first light in 2024.

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