Science Highlight




Science with ALMA Band 2

Workshop in Bologna, 27-28 May 2013

ALMA Band 2 covers 65 GHz to about 90 GHz (3.3 - 4.6 mm wavelength). The workshop is to discuss and develop the science case for Band 2 in preparation for the future funding of the design and development of receivers for this band.

In developing the science case there are two important considerations in addition to the new frequency range band 2 would make accessible with ALMA. First, the enhanced science possible if a single receiver could be developed to simultaneously cover from 65 GHz to 116 GHz, encompassing both  bands 2 and 3. Second, the possibility of having a 16 GHz instantaneous bandwidth.

The aim of the workshop is

* to assess the science which Band 2 and a Band 2+3 system enable
* to identify a number of top-level science cases,
* to identify the impact Band 2 can have across the full range of ALMA science areas.

This workshop is part of an ESO funded ALMA Development project. There is no registration fee for the workshop and some funds are available to partially support some participants.

Organising committee: Gary Fuller (Manchester) Carlos De Breuck (ESO) Leonardo Testi (ESO) Maite Beltran (Arcetri) Leslie Hunt (Arcetri) Daniela Vergani (Bologna)

Please see http://www.alma.ac.uk/other/alma-band-2-workshop/alma-band-2-workshop for more details and registration