Registration and abstract submission now open for the workshop "The promises and challenges of the ALMA Wideband Sensitivity Upgrade"

Published: 19 Dec 2023

As previously announced, the workshop 'The promise and challenges of the ALMA Wideband Sensitivity Upgrade' will take place at ESO - Garching from the 24th to the 28th of June, 2024. This upgrade constitutes the top priority of the ALMA 2030 roadmap. It consists of an increase of the instantaneous spectral bandwidth by as much as a factor of four, while retaining full spectral resolution over the entire bandwidth, thus resulting in increases of the spectral scan speed up to a factor of 50 for the highest spectral resolution. In addition, an upgrade of the full signal chain of ALMA — from the receivers and digitizers, all the way through to the correlated data — will result in increases in sensitivity for all observations. 

The aim of this workshop is to widely present the upgrade and engage the community by showcasing the science that will be enabled in the upcoming years. At the same time, we will also solicit input from the ALMA community that will be used to inform priorities during the commissioning phase.

This announcement is to inform the community that abstract submission and registration are now open, with a deadline to submit an abstract for a contributed talk on the 1st of March, 2024.

The workshop will be organised in sessions combining invited, solicited and contributed talks on technical and scientific topics and leaving ample room for discussion.

In-person attendance is strongly encouraged to enhance interaction between technical experts and scientists, discussion and community input. Remote participation will be enabled.

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