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Astronomy and Astrophysics from ALMA

7 - 8 November, 2013
Universidad de Chile

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Date / Time

November 7 (Thu.) 14:00-17:00 and November 8 (Fri.) 09:30-12:30


Seminar Room, Observatorio Cerro Calan, Universidad de Chile


Kotaro Kohno (Univ. of Tokyo),
Leonardo Bronfman (Universidad de Chile),
Leopoldo Infante (Universidad Catolica de Chile)



Contact / Registration

No registration required (Inquery: Prof. Kotaro Kohno kkohno@ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp)


Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a world-wide joint project under a partnership between North America, Europe, and East Asia in cooperation with the Republic of Chile being constructed in the Atacama desert in Northern Chile. Its early science operation has been started recently, and it is expected that a large progress will be made inthe fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Also on virtually the same site as ALMA, the 1m optical/infrared telescope of the University of Tokyo has started operation as part of the preparation for the TAO 6.5m telescope in the future. Including these, a large number of high performance ground-based telescopes are concentrated in Chile and leading observational research has been conducted. We hope that this forum will lead to an advance in exchange and further progress in a wide range of research fields.


November 7th

Session 1: Introduction

14:00 - 14:20 "ALMA project: status and early science results": [20min]
Kotaro Kohno (Univ. of Tokyo)

Session 2: Galaxy formation and cosmology

14:20 - 14:45 "Physics of Infrared Spectral Energy Distribution of Galaxies,
and Its Implications for Cosmological Galaxy Formation" [25min]
Tomonori Totani (Univ. of Tokyo)
14:45 - 15:05 "Unraveling the properties of the brightest and
most distant star-forming galaxies with ALMA, APEX, ATCA and SPT" [20min]
Manuel Aravena (ESO/Universidad Diego Portales)
15:05 - 15:25 "Cosmology with MAGNUM project" [20min]
Yuzuru Yoshii (Univ. of Tokyo)
15:25 - 15:55 --- break ---
15:55 - 16:20 "ALMA and variation of the fundamental constants of physics" [25min]
Junichi Yokoyama (Univ. of Tokyo)
16:20 - 16:40 "Studies of Black Hole Growth in Galaxy Mergers with ALMA" [20min]
Ezequiel Treister (Universidad de Concepcion)
16:40 - 17:00 "Studying Dusty Star Forming Galaxies and SZE Increments in LASCAR with Herschel: prospects for ALMA follow-up" [20min]
Paula Aguirre (Universidad Andres Bello)

November 8th

Session 3: Protoplanetary disks and exoplanets

09:30 - 09:50 "Observing planet formation" [20min]
Simon Casassus (Universidad de Chile)
09:50 - 10:10 "Debris Disks with ALMA" [20min]
Andres Jordan (Universidad Catolica de Chile)
10:10 - 10:35 "Exoplanets and protoplanetary disks from SEEDS" [25min]
Jun Hashimoto (University of Oklahoma)

Session 4: Star formation

10:35 - 11:00 "Outflows from Young Stars in ALMA Cycle 0" [25min]
Diego Mardones (Universidad de Chile)
11:00 - 11:20 --- break ---

Session 5: High energy astrophysics

11:20 - 11:45 "High energy particle acceleration in accretion disc" [25min]
Masahiro Hoshino (Univ. of Tokyo)
11:45 - 12:10 "Telescope Array experiment for the study of highest-energy cosmic rays" [25min]
Hiroyuki Sagawa (Univ. of Tokyo)
12:10 - 12:30 Workshop summary


Yuzuru Yoshii The University of Tokyo, Professor
Masahiro Hoshino The University of Tokyo, Professor
Junichi Yokoyama The University of Tokyo, Professor
Tomonori Totani The University of Tokyo, Professor
Hiroyuki Sagawa The University of Tokyo, Associate Professor
Jun Hashimoto University of Oklahoma, PostdocĀ 
Diego Mardones Universidad de Chile, Associate Professor
Simon Casassus Universidad de Chile, Lecturer
Andres Jordan Universidad Catolica de Chile, Associate Professor
Paula Aguirre Universidad Andres Bello, Professor
Manuel Aravena ESO/Universidad Diego Portaless, Assistant Professor
Ezequiel Treister Universidad de Concepcion, Associate Professor
Kotaro Kohno The University of Tokyo, Professor