Science Meeting


In September the LLAMA antenna will already be on the mountain, not yet assembled, but close to that point. That will be a good time to think in a concrete way about the scientific programs we would like to start with the receivers that will be available upon LLAMA opening (band 9 and band 5). This will be the second LLAMA Science Workshop, following the one held in 2015, and will result in new and more precise plans.

 It would like to identify a few Key Programs of interest for a number of researchers from the Argentinean and Brazilian communities, and for members of groups from other countries which helped in the development of LLAMA, like NOVA-Groningen and Universidad de Chile. The Key Programs should occupy only a fraction of the observing time, the remaining larger part of the time being allocated to individual proposals.

An early science phase, at the start of operation, should have possibly two phases: 1) observation of known objects of all types, already observed by other radio telescopes, for demonstration and to establish our capability as a base for future proposals, and 2) observation of a list of best choice objects for which the observation could origin a paper in a short time. The idea is to boost the scientific production of LLAMA from the beginning.

It is expected that the participants, in presentations of about 30 minutes (depending of the number of participants), will mention their interest in leading or participating in Key Programs, and their ideas for Early Science. The suggestions will be summarized and discussed at the end of the Workshop. This would be an occasion to exchange ideas about the nomination a first Time Allocation Committee,

 It is also possible to register as a participant without doing a presentation.

Jacques Lepine (Chair, IAG-USP)
Marcelo Arnal (IAR)
Floris van der Tak (SRON / U. Groningen)
Thijs de Graauw (LLAMA Mentor)
Zulema Abraham (IAG-USP)
Cristina Cappa (IAR)
Leonardo Bronfman (Univ. de Chile)
Bertrand Lefloch (IPAG)
Thiago S Gonçalves (Obs. Valongo)
Gloria Dubner (IAFE)

Isabel Aleman (IAG-USP)
Pedro Beaklini (IAG-USP)
Edgar Mendoza (IAG-USP)

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