Second Announcement of the ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop

Published: 02 Nov 2016
N159 in LMC: Herschel image & SEPIA spectra

Second Announcement of the ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop
ASIAA, Taipei, (Taiwan), 16-18 January 2017

The ALMA Band 1 Science Workshop will take place at the ASIAA (Academia Sinica, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics) in Taipei (Taiwan) from January 16 to 18 2017. It will consist of a few invited talks on the main scientific goals of ALMA Band 1, plus contributed talks. We also plan to have poster sessions. The ALMA Band 1 Science workshop will provide the first opportunity to show the exciting new science ALMA Band 1 can deliver and to start preparing for the first observing proposals in the ALMA lowest frequency band.

For more information please go to

The two days after the workshop, 19-20 January, will be dedicated to the  discussion and planning of the upcoming Band 1 Science Verification phase. These sessions are mainly addressed to the members of the current SV team, but if you are interested in joining and/or in contributing to the Science Verification of Band 1, please write to the Project Scientist of Band 1, Oscar Morata (, so you can be adde to the list.


  • deadline for abstract submission: December 1st, 2016
  • deadline for hotel reservations: December 14th, 2016
  • deadline for registration: January 1st, 2017

Several key science cases have been proposed to be studied with the Band 1Science Case aimed at greatly increasing the volume of the observable Universe and the range of observable frequencies and energies with ALMA. The two main scientific goals of the ALMA Band 1 project are the study of the evolution of grains in protoplanetary disks, from mm to cm sizes, and the detection of molecular line emission from high-redshift galaxies, tracing molecular emission from redshifts z~1-10. Additionally, there is a broad range of science goals covered by ALMA Band 1: high-resolution and high-sensitivity observations of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (SZE) in galaxy clusters; observations of very small grains and spinning dust; study of the fine structure of chemical differentiation in cloud cores, tracing the very cold phase of the ISM and probing the smallest length scales of chemical variation; complex carbon-chain molecules, including the aminoacids and sugars from which life on Earth may have originally evolved; the opportunit  to measure the initial mass-to-flux ratio of molecular cores through the  detection of the Zeeman effect in spectral lines (CCS), ...

 At this moment, We have confirmed the following invited speakers

  • Maria Cunningham (UNSW, Australia)
  • Roberto Galván-Madrid (CRyA UNAM, Mexico)
  • Tetsu Kitayama (Toho University, Japan)
  • Kotaro Kohno (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Fumitaka Nakamura (NAOJ, Japan)
  • Dominik Riechers (Cornell University, USA)
  • Anna Scaife (Univ. of Manchester, UK)

Any additional confirmed invited speakers will be announced on the website of
the workshop.

The "Venue" section of the website of the workshop provides all the information about  transportation and accommodation information: Please, remember to fill and sign the form provided in the web page and send it back to us.   

To obtain more information about the workshop and to access the registration forms, please go to

Oscar Morata on behalf of the SOC and LOC