|Left-to-right: Markku Lehtinen, Lauri Lajunen and Esa Turunen. (Photo: Th. Ulich)|
Then came the critical moment and the ribbon was cut!
|The instant that the ribbon was cut, and KAIRA was opened! (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)|
In fact, the ribbon was cut multiple times, into small pieces, which were given to the distinguished guests and to the representatives of the participating institutes and a symbolic reminder of the project.