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Theoretical Advances Guided by Radio-Millimeter-Submillimeter Arrays

by Davis Murphy last modified Feb 19, 2019 by Joan Wrobel

Theoretical Advances Guided by Radio-Millimeter-Submillimeter Arrays

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PST
American Astronomical Society meeting
Washington State Convention Center: Rooms 605 / 610
Seattle, Washington

Over the last decade, theoretical frontiers have opened on numerous scientific fronts based on high quality radio and millimeter data delivered by the VLA and ALMA. Sensitive images acquired with high angular resolution are enabling new observational insights into star and planet formation that are propagating into improved theoretical understanding. Deep inventories of the molecular gas in galaxies less than a billion years after the Big Bang, e.g., have added substantial realism to galaxy formation models. At the dawn of multi-messenger astrophysics, radio-wavelength follow-up of gravitational wave sources is providing critical insights into the energetics and evolution of these highly explosive events. Extreme astrophysical settings have been identified where fundamental physics can be readily tested.

This Special Session will highlight recent theoretical breakthroughs enabled by the VLA and ALMA, summarize planned VLA and ALMA improvements, discuss theoretical leaps that are likely to follow, and underscore the relevance of the VLA and ALMA to the science themes motivating the great observatories (e.g., the next-generation VLA) that could be commissioned in the next decade. This Special Session will feature a session of invited oral presentations and an associated poster session with contributed presentations.

We encourage you to consider contributing to the associated AAS meeting poster session. We especially seek posters that will foster a robust dialog between theorists and observers, within the context of data from either current or improved arrays. When submitting a contributed poster abstract to the AAS, you will have the option of requesting that your presentation be included in this Special Session.  We also ask that you please consider using our poster template that can be found clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you at the January 2019 AAS!



This Special Session will involve a session with invited oral presentations, organized by Eric Murphy, and an associated poster session with contributed presentations, organized by Joan Wrobel.

Presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the presentation titles listed below.

Oral Presentations

Session IDPresenterTitle
329.1 A. Beasley The Scientific Impact of Radio-Millimeter-Submillimeter Facilities.
329.2 R. Blandford Astrophysical Jets: Formation, Evolution, and Environmental Impact
329.3 C. D. Lagos Galaxies: Mechanisms of Galaxy Formation and Evolution
329.4 L. Ricci Planet Formation: Peering into the Dust & Gas that Forms Rocky Worlds
329.5 L. I. Cleeves Astrochemistry: Building Potentially Habitable Worlds
329.6 D. Lazzati Multi-Messenger Astrophysics: Modeling Explosive Transients

Poster Presentations

Session IDPresenterTitle
361.1 E. Murphy Science with a next-generation Very Large Array
361.2 M. McKinnon The Next-Generation Very Large Array Technical Overview
361.3 D. S. Dunbar Antenna Concept for the Next-Generation Very Large Array
361.4 J. Di Francesco Composite 18-m Antenna Reflector for the ngVLA
361.5 S. Srikanth The ngVLA Front End Reference Design
361.6 M. P. Rupen Trident Frequency Slice Architecture Correlator/Beamformer Reference Design for ngVLA
361.7 V. Rosero The ngVLA Reference Array Configuration
361.8 B. S. Mason The NGVLA Short Baseline Array
361.9 J. Braatz Long Baseline Capabilities of the next-generation VLA
361.10 B. Butler The Sensitivity of the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA)
361.11 A. Kepley The Next Generation Very Large Array Operations Concept
361.12 L. Von Schil Reaching Communities and Creating New Opportunities with the ngVLA
361.13 A. Minter The Green Bank Array's Contribution To Very Long Baseline Interferometry
361.14 D. Frayer The GBT as the Short-Spacing Instrument for the ngVLA
361.15 W. Peters Low-Frequency Commensal Systems: from VLITE to LOBO to ngLOBO
361.16 A. Isella Peering into planet formation: from ALMA and JVLA to the ngVLA
361.17 A. Towner Surveying the Protostellar Population Powering Extended Green Objects (EGOs) with the VLA
361.18 J. White Stellar Emission as a Source of Flux Bias in Debris Disks
361.19 B. McGuire ngVLA Key Science Goal 2: Probing the Initial Conditions for Planetary Systems and Life with Astrochemistry
361.20 T. Robishaw Zeeman Splitting Opportunities with the ngVLA
361.21 D. Dale ngVLA Key Science Goal 3: Charting the Assembly, Structure, and Evolution of Galaxies Over Cosmic Time
361.22 K. Nyland AGN life cycles, SMBH Masses, and Galactic Winds: Advancing our Understanding of SMBH-Galaxy Co-evolution with the ngVLA
361.23 M. L. Sebokolodi Evidence of Complex B-field Structures in the ICM surrounding Cygnus A
361.24 P. Demorest ngVLA searches for pulsars at the Galactic center
361.25 T. W. Lazio ngVLA Key Science Goal 5: Understanding the Formation and Evolution of Black Holes in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy
361.26 R. C. Walker VLBA Observations of the Structure and Motions of the Inner Parsec of the M87 Jet
361.27 J. M. Wrobel Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Globular Cluster Systems