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Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy at High Angular Resolution
June 8-12, 2009
Academis Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Motivation

In recent years, the Submillimeter Array (SMA), the Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI), and the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA), Nobeyama Millimeter Array (NMA) have been producing exciting scientific results at arc-second or even sub arc-second resolution. At the same time, large single-dish telescopes, including Nobeyama 45 m, IRAM 30 m, CSO 10m, JCMT 15 m, NANTEN 4 m, ASTE 10m, APEX 12m, SPT 10m, GBT 100m, LMT 50m (near completion), CCAT 25m (under development), continue to push the frontier both in sensitivity and wavelength. In 2011, early science using ALMA may start, and in 2012, full operation is planned to start.

It is, therefore, most timely for us to hold a conference in 2009 to review the latest findings, obtained through millimeter and submillimeter observations at high angular resolution, and to outline the road map guiding us towards the ALMA era.

The topics to be addressed at the conference are: