ALMA Development Workshop 2019

ALMA Development Workshop

ESO Garching, 3 - 5 June, 2019



The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the world’s most sensitive facility for millimeter/submillimeter astronomical observations, and will soon be fully operational in all of the originally planned bands.  Since its first observations, ALMA has routinely delivered groundbreaking scientific results that span nearly all areas of astrophysics.

In order to keep ALMA at the forefront of technology, all ALMA partners have a continuous development programme. ESO strives to closely involve the member state institutes in this programme by issuing calls for development studies every three years (see the ALMA European Development webpage).

Similar calls for North American studies are issued on a yearly basis.

The next European call is expected to be issued in 2019. To optimally develop the ideas for new studies – especially in the context of the ALMA Development Roadmap, ESO is organizing a workshop in Garching from 3-5 June 2019. This build on the on the success of the 2016 ALMA Developers’ Workshop.

Although the main goal will be how best to realize the goals of the ALMA 2030 Development Roadmap, we aim to provide a complete overview of all ongoing and planned development studies in all ALMA partners. We encourage all groups to participate and present their ideas, which will be selected based on the submission of abstracts. The programme will allow for sufficient time for discussions and interactions between the teams to foster possible collaborations.

Abstract for oral presentations will close on 15th March 2019.

Registration for the workshop will close on 2nd May 2019.

The workshop will take place at the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany).

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