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Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed

September 20 - 23, 2016
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Indian Wells, CA, USA

ALMA 5 Years Oral Presentation Abstract Book | ALMA 5 Years Poster Abstracts Book

The sensitivity and spectral grasp of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revolutionized the study of youngest structures in the Universe, from galaxy formation through the formation of stars and planets. ALMA has produced over 300 refereed papers with over 3000 citations at its four-year mark, reporting impressive and scientifically compelling results as the most sensitive and highest resolution mm/submm interferometer in the world.

This international four-day conference will highlight ALMA results at the threshold of the array's fifth year of science operations and bring together researchers from around the world to motivate collaborations for ALMA Cycle 5. Science topics will include all fields of astronomy, from cosmology and galaxies in the distant Universe, nearby galaxies and the Galactic Center, interstellar medium and star formation in our Galaxy, astrochemistry, circumstellar disks, exoplanets, solar system, stellar evolution, and the Sun.

The conference will feature invited and contributed talks as well as poster sessions. Early career researchers and students are particularly encouraged to attend.

Conference Timeline

Mid March 2016 Abstract submissions and Pre-registration open
6 June 2016
Registration Open
24 June 2016
Abstract submission closes for talks
1 July 2016 Travel Support requests due
25 July 2016
Preliminary program released
25 July 2016 Travel Support offers made
8 August 2016
Extended! Hotel Discount deadline
8 August 2016
Extended! Abstract submission closes for posters
8 August 2016 Extended! Early Bird Registration Fee ends
22 August 2016
Registration closes
4 September 2016  
Hotel Reservation deadline
20-23 September 2016
ALMA 5 Years Conference
24-25 September 2016
ALMA Postdoc Symposium