ALMA Cycle 4 results announcement and Phase II

The UK ARC Node would like to congratulate all PIs and Co-Is on their successful ALMA Cycle 4 projects. A record number of UK lead projects have been given time during Cycle 4, and we look forward to working with the ever-expanding UK ALMA community.

PIs of successful Cycle 4 projects are reminded that, in this Cycle, PIs generate their own scheduling blocks (SBs) using the OT. PIs will have been contacted by their respective contact scientists at the UK ARC Node, who are available to assist with SB generation. The deadline for submission of SBs is 1500UT on Sept 15th 2016.

For more information and links to phase II user guides please see the Cycle 4: Phase II kickoff page.


UK ALMA "Bring Your Own Data" Workshop

21-25 November 2016

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Manchester, United Kingdom


UK ALMA data users are invited to this data reduction/processing event at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (UoM campus) to explore and work on either their own ALMA data or archival data with the assistance of UK ARC Node personnel and ARC Node computing resources.

The workshop will be a free-form event focused on data processing, with each group setting their own goals and with an afternoon of short talks at the end of the week. For this workshop, the UK ARC Node can support up to 8 groups (of greater than one person per group) and up to a maximum number of attendees of 20 people. As such, sign up will be on a first come first served basis.

More details and an expression of interest form can be found on the workshop webpage.


Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed

20-23 September 2016

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Indian Wells, California, USA


This international four-day conference will highlight ALMA results at the threshold of the array's fifth year of science operations and bring together researchers from around the world to motivate collaborations for ALMA Cycle 5. Science topics will include all fields of astronomy, including cosmology, galaxies in the distant Universe, nearby galaxies, the Galactic Center, the interstellar medium, star formation in our Galaxy, astrochemistry, circumstellar disks, exoplanets, solar system, stellar evolution, and the Sun.

The conference will feature invited and contributed talks as well as poster sessions. Early career researchers and students are particularly encouraged to attend.

For more details see the conference website.