The ALMA Development Workshop

Published: 20 Mar 2019

ALMA Development Workshop to be held 3-5 June 2019 at ESO, Garching, Germany

In order to keep ALMA at the forefront of technology, all ALMA partners have a continuous development programme. ESO strives to closely involve the member state institutes in this programme by issuing calls for development studies every three years (see the ALMA European Development webpage).

The next European call is expected to be issued in 2019. To optimally develop the ideas for new studies – especially in the context of the ALMA Development Roadmap, ESO is organizing a workshop in Garching from 3-5 June 2019. This builds on the on the success of the 2016 ALMA Developers’ Workshop.

The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the world's most sensitive facility for millimeter/submillimeter astronomical observations, and will soon be fully operational in all of the originally planned bands.  Since its first observations, ALMA has routinely delivered groundbreaking scientific results that span nearly all areas of astrophysics.

Although the main goal will be how best to realize the goals of the ALMA 2030 Development Roadmap, we aim to provide a complete overview of all ongoing and planned development studies in all ALMA partners. We encourage all groups to participate and present their ideas, which will be selected based on the submitted abstracts. The programme will allow for sufficient time for discussions and interactions between the teams to foster possible collaborations.

Registration for the workshop will close on 2nd May 2019.

For more information visit the conference webpage, or contact via the conference email: