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ngVLA Community Studies: Round 2 Approved Programs

by Davis Murphy last modified Nov 08, 2017 by Eric Murphy

Description of the Program

As part of the process of building towards a final concept for the ngVLA, NRAO launched the ngVLA Community Studies program, allowing members of the scientific and engineering communities to become major contributors to this effort.  Given the success of our first round of ngVLA Community Studies, a second round was initiated aimed at tackling some of the most pressing questions unveiled by the initial studies. The primary objective for the second round of community studies is to further develop the Key Science Goals outlined in Memo #19. Studies and simulations were asked to focus on addressing these key science goals and on better quantifying the expected performance of the array provide additional supporting technical requirements.  A list of the 12 approved studies from our second round of community studies are provided below.  Information the proposal selection process can be found in the associated call for proposals.    


Round 2: Approved Studies

PI (affiliation)Proposal Title
Sarah Burke Spolaor (WVU) Exploring Nanohertz Multi-messenger Capabilities of the ngVLA
Laura Chomiuk (Michigan State)* and Tom Maccarone (Texas Tech)* The Formation and Evolution of Stellar and Supermassive Black Holes in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Richard Dodson (ICRAR, UWA) Enhancing ngVLA capabilities using multiple frequencies
Justin Linford (George Washington)* Classical Novae: A Test Case for ngVLA Stellar Outflow Imaging Capabilities
Liton Majumdar(JPL) HOCO+ emission as a diagnostic of planet-forming regions of disks: Bridging ngVLA and JWST
Carl Melis (UCSC)* Astrometry with the ngVLA
Kristina Nylan (NRAO) Imaging Fidelity and Detectability of Cold Gas with the ngVLA
Luca Ricci (CSUN/JPL)* Witnessing the Origin of Solar System Analogues with the ngVLA
Mark Sargent and Anna Cibinel (University of Sussex) Tracing the build-up of mass inside galaxies: using ngVLA to map the SFR distributions of distant galaxies
Sascha Schediwy (ICRAR, UWA) Phase synchronization of the ngVLA
Gregory Taylor (UNM)* Taking a Census of Supermassive Binary Black Holes with the ngVLA
Peter Teuben (U. Maryland)* and Daniel Dale (U. Wyoming)* Short Spacing Issues for the Mapping of Milky Way Extended Emission and Nearby Galaxies

 *Requested and approved for additional funding.