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ALMA Special Session - 221st AAS Meeting, Long Beach, CA

Cosmic Dawns: ALMA Early Science Commences

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM PST | Room 103B at the Long Beach Convention Center


The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) initiated its first phase of Early Science (Cycle 0) in fall 2011 and is now providing excellent sensitivity, image fidelity, and resolution at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths, supporting the research interests of more than 100 science teams from around the world. ALMA Cycle 0 Early Science will continue through December 2012, and the second phase of ALMA Early Science (Cycle 1) is expected to begin in January 2013.

This AAS Special Session will describe for the membership: (a) a wide range of ALMA science results from Cycle 0 Early Science; and (b) expectations for ALMA performance and science during Cycle 1 Early Science. ALMA is already delivering unprecedented imaging capabilities and sensitivity, surpassing the grasp of any other telescope at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. Many new and exciting spectral images of our cosmic origins and the coldest regions in our Universe are now emerging from the ALMA Cycle 0 Early Science opportunity, and more than half of ALMA’s 66 antennas are now deployed at the Array Operations Site in northern Chile. Cycle 0 ALMA data and reference images have already been delivered to some Principal Investigators, and many more will receive data and images over the next several months. This Special Session will take place after one year of ALMA Early Science Operations and will be an ideal forum to present the highlights of the first year of ALMA science operations.

Chair: Alwyn Wootten

2:00pm-2:18pm Colette Salyk CO 2-1 images of protoplanetary disk winds
2:18pm-2:36pm Daniel Marrone ALMA Observations of the Brightest Starbursts in the Universe
2:36pm-2:54pm Nicholas Scoville Measuring The ISM in High Redshift Galaxies
2:54pm-3:12pm Ran Wang [C II] Line Emission and Star Formation from Quasar Host Galaxies at z~6
3:12pm-3:19pm Fabian Walter ALMA Observations of NGC 253 Reveal a Molecular Outflow and Resolve the GMCs that Fuel the Nuclear Starburst Activity.
3:19pm-3:26pm Jacqueline Hodge aLESS: ALMA Observations of Submillimeter Galaxies from the LABOCA Extended Chandra Deep Field South Survey