The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is already producing a growing number of impressive and scientifically compelling results during its first year of operation as the most powerful mm/submm interferometer in the world. In order to maintain ALMA as the state-of-the-art facility over the course of its projected life of 30+ years, continuing technical upgrades and development of new capabilities are essential. The scope of this meeting is to present the status of ongoing future development studies/projects in the East Asian region which will be the main development focus for the next 5 - 10 years, and to discuss the technical requirements and the potential science achievable with a larger scale development which are envisioned in the next 10 - 20 years.
The anticipated new science capabilities are, for example,
-- Installation of multi-beam receivers for sensitive and large field mapping observations
-- Development of ultra-wide bandwidth receiver for multi-line observations
Other innovative ideas are also welcome and encouraged.
-- Status of ongoing ALMA development studies/projects
-- Science case for a Teraherz receiver band (Band 11)
-- Science demand for multi-beam Rx, wide bandwidth, extended array, etc
-- Feasibility of next generation ALMA hardware development
July 8 - 9, 2013
Mitaka, Large Seminar Room
Registration (deadline June 17):
Talks/posters (talks will be given in English):
We accept contributed talks and posters related to both the science and technical aspects of new ALMA developments. If you have particular science demands and ideas for hardware upgrade that are important to your own science, we encourage you to give a talk. This will be an excellent opportunity to feed your science requirements to the ALMA project. Talks from young scientists are particularly encouraged.
We have some limited funding available for domestic participants. Please provide information through the registration page.
D. Iono, S. Iguchi (NAOJ), S-Y. Liu (ASIAA), K. Kohno (U. Tokyo), T. Oka (Keio U)