The Latest Status of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
Shigehisa Takakuwa1*, The Taiwan ALMA Team1
1Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
* presenting author:Shigehisa Takakuwa, email:takakuwa@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the largest astronomical interferometric array consisting of 54 12-m diameter and 12 7-m diameter antennae. The array is currently being operated at wavelengths from 3 mm to 350 microns in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. The Taiwanese ALMA team has been making significant contributions to this worldwide project both technically and scientifically. The success rate of the observing proposals from Taiwan has been substantial, and Taiwanese astronomers have been producing cutting-edge science with ALMA. In this talk, we will review the current status and future progress of the ALMA Taiwan project, with the emphasis of scientific production.


Keywords: ALMA, Submillimeter Astronomy