17 May 2021
Tuesday, May 25th at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific).
Dr. Alexandra Pope and Dr. Min Yun
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Abstract: The Large Millimeter Telescope is the largest single-dish millimeter wavelength telescope in the world. It is situated at 15000 ft on Volcán Sierra Negra in Mexico and hosts a wide range of imaging and spectroscopic instrumentation capable of studying the gas and dust from planetary systems in our Milky Way all the way back to the first galaxies in the Universe. A new powerful imaging camera, TolTEC, will be commissioned later his year; the wide field-of-view and fast mapping capabilities of TolTEC provide excellent synergy with ALMA. The LMT is owned by Mexico and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Beginning in 2021, a new NSF MSIP grant is providing Open Access on the LMT to the US astronomy community. The first call for proposals was issued in December 2020 and the next call is anticipated for later this spring. In this talk, we will introduce the LMT and current suite of instrumentation, present some recent science results, and provide details on the new US Open Access Program. We aim to encourage a wide range of the US community to explore how the unique capabilities of the LMT can address their science goals.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Alexandra Pope (UMass Amherst) is the deputy project scientist for TolTEC and an LMT US Open access program co-PI. Dr. Min Yun (UMass Amherst) is the UMass project scientist for LMT and an LMT US Open access program co-PI.
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