Welcome to ALMA and the European ALMA Regional Centre!

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is the world's largest ground-based facility for observations in the millimeter/submillimeter regime located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile. It enables transformational research into the physics of the cold Universe, probes the first stars and galaxies, and directly images the formation of planets. ALMA comprises a giant array of fifty 12-m antennas, which can be configured to achieve baselines up to 16 km. It is equipped with state-of-the-art receivers that cover all the atmospheric windows up to 1 THz. In addition, a compact array of 7-m and 12-m antennas greatly enhance ALMA's ability to image extended sources.

The European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) provides the interface between the ALMA project and the European science community. It supports its users mainly in the areas of proposal preparation, observation preparation, data reduction, and data analysis.

Below you can read the latest Announcements from the European ARC Network.. More details and up-to-date information can be found in the News section and the ALMA Science Portal.

Postdoctoral Research Position at the ALMA ARC node at IRAM

Published: 27 Jun 2016

IRAM invites applications for a postdoctoral research position at the ARC node in Grenoble. The position offers the opportunity to perform research with ALMA and the IRAM facilities at one of the major astronomy centers in France, and provides the opportunity for involvement in the development and operations of NOEMA. IRAM's research program covers a wide range of subjects from ISM chemistry, planetary science, young stellar objects, late stage stellar evolution, to extragalactic research at low and high redshift. IRAM makes 50% of the time available for personal astronomical research.

Conference: "Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed" (20–23 September, 2016)

Published: 27 Jun 2016

The conference will be held in Indian Wells on 20-23 September 2016. It will highlight recent ALMA scientific results at the threshold  of its fifth year of operation and bring together researchers from around the  world to motivate collaborations for ALMA Cycle 5. Science topics will include all fields of astronomy: cosmology and galaxies in the distant Universe, nearby galaxies and the Galactic Center, the interstellar medium and star formation in our Galaxy, astrochemistry, circumstellar disks,  exoplanets, solar system, stellar evolution and the Sun, and more.

ALMA Postdoc Symposium (September 24-25, 2016)

Published: 27 Jun 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 ALMA Postdoctoral Symposium. The symposium will take place on September 24 and 25 at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA, USA, immediately following the "Half a Decade of ALMA" meeting.  The Symposium will offer attendees a unique networking opportunity to establish and develop collaborations with other postdocs working at different ARCs and JAO, looking toward the Cycle 5 Call for Proposals.  It will feature an invited speaker on the past and future of ALMA (TBD), science talks by the postdocs, and panels discussing the various support roles postdocs have throughout the ALMA project as well as ample time for discussion.

Call for Proposals for the Advanced Study for Upgrades of ALMA

Published: 20 Jun 2016

ESO invites interested Institutes in the ESO Member States to submit a Proposal(s) for the "ADVANCED STUDY FOR UPGRADES OF THE ATACAMA LARGE MILLIMETER/SUBMILLIMETER ARRAY (ALMA)".

YERAC 2016

Published: 05 Jun 2016

Announcement from the German Node
This year's YERAC will be organized and sponsored by the MPI for Radioastronomy in collaboration with its IMPRS for Astronomy and Astrophysics. As in most years since 1968, early stage radioastronomers (i.e. PhD candidates and postdocs) will meet, discuss and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Each participant is given the opportunity to give an oral talk.

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