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Science with the Submillimeter Array: Present and Future
November 4-5, 2019
ASIAA, Taipei, Taiwan

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Submillimeter Array (SMA) pioneered submillimeter imaging interferometry from its excellent site near the summit of Maunakea more than 15 years ago and continues to offer forefront capabilities today. The modest scale of the SMA enables rapid adoption of new technologies and prompt response to new scientific opportunities. Since the deployment of the SWARM correlator in 2017, SMA users have had access to a unique combination of wide bandwidth (32 GHz) and uniform high spectral resolution (140 kHz) to address numerous and diverse astrophysical problems. The diagnostic power of millimeter/submillimeter continuum and spectral line emission, polarization properties, and time variability are applied to targets ranging from Solar System bodies to galaxies at cosmological distances. The phased SMA also provides a key station in the Event Horizon Telescope, a global effort to image black holes and associated strong gravity effects.

The ongoing wSMA upgrade will deliver even more bandwidth (128 GHz) to realize further gains in sensitivity and speed, as well as infrastructure to support future innovative instrumentation. Hence it is timely for the SMA community to get together to review the current status of the SMA, share recent results, discuss synergies with other observatories, and foster new collaborations. In particular, this meeting will highlight how the SMA provides a powerful and flexible complement to the international ALMA, the EAO-operated JCMT single dish telescope, and other major observatories on the ground and in space.

Specifications of the wSMA

Important Dates

Confirmed Invited Speakers


Science Organizing Committee

  • Vivien Chen (NTHU)
  • Naomi Hirano (ASIAA)
  • Patrick Koch (ASIAA; co-chair)
  • Hau-Yu Baobab Liu (ASIAA)
  • Scott Paine (CfA)
  • David Wilner (CfA)
  • Qizhou Zhang (CfA; co-chair)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Yusuke Aso (ASIAA)
  • Cindy Chiu (ASIAA)
  • Naomi Hirano (ASIAA, Chair)
  • Tien-Hao Hsieh (ASIAA)
  • Shirley Huang (ASIAA)
  • Grace Huang (ASIAA)
  • Patrick Koch (ASIAA)
  • Suhlian Lin (ASIAA)
  • Hau-Yu Baobab Liu (ASIAA)
  • Sheng-Feng Yen (ASIAA)

Contact: sma2019_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw

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