ALMA/NAASC 2012 Workshop: Outflows, Winds and Jets
NRAO-NAASC 2012 Workshop
Outflows, Winds and Jets: From Young Stars to
Supermassive Black Holes
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The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) will host its 6th annual science workshop entitled "Outflows, Winds and Jets: from Young Stars to Supermassive Black Holes" in Charlottesville, Virginia, March 3-6, 2012. The venue is the Omni Hotel, conveniently located on the downtown mall in the heart of Charlottesville.
2012 is a special year for radio wavelength science. In addition to the much anticipated operation of ALMA Early Science, newly upgraded NRAO facilities -- EVLA, GBT and VLBA -- are joining forces to offer the astronomy community unprecedented access to instruments of superb imaging capabilities, highest angular resolution and sensitivity, broad spectral coverage, and highest precision. These telescopes together will transform the science of jets and outflows from young stars to super massive black holes. This workshop is an exciting opportunity to bring together active researchers interested in outflow-bearing systems spanning a wide range of mass and size scales for a refreshing view of the spectacular phenomena.
Workshop focus items include:
- Probing the driving engines deep with the upgraded facilities
- Emission and absorption properties of outflows, winds, and jets
- Structures and chemistry of the outflow systems on various scales
- Cross-talk among the participating communities
- Synergy programs with the featured facilities and other large telescopes
The approach adopted by this workshop is interdisciplinary. Science from different mass and size scales will be naturally blended. We hope to promote interactions among the various communities from young stars to the active galactic nuclei, and to facilitate mutual exchanges and joint efforts at this unique time.