Science with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array

A New Era for Astrophysics

  • Rafael Bachiller
  • José Cernicharo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Jes K. Jørgensen
    Pages 15-22
  3. Philippe André, Patrick Hennebelle, Nicolas Peretto
    Pages 29-34
  4. Debra S. Shepherd
    Pages 41-44
  5. M. Guélin, N. Brouillet, J. Cernicharo, F. Combes, A. Wooten
    Pages 45-51
  6. C. L. Brogan, T. R. Hunter, R. Indebetouw, C. J. Chandler, Y. L. Shirley, R. Rao et al.
    Pages 53-57
  7. Claudia Comito, Peter Schilke, Ulrike Endesfelder, Izaskun Jiménez-Serra, Jesus Martín-Pintado
    Pages 59-63
  8. Brenda Matthews, Edwin Bergin, Antonio Crapsi, Michiel Hogerheijde, Jes Jørgensen, Dan Marrone et al.
    Pages 65-68
  9. Friedrich Wyrowski, Per Bergman, Karl Menten, Jürgen Ott, Peter Schilke, Sven Thorwirth
    Pages 69-72
  10. Bérengère Parise, Arnaud Belloche, Silvia Leurini, Peter Schilke
    Pages 73-76
  11. D. C. Lis, M. Gerin, E. Roueff, T. G. Phillips, D. R. Poelman
    Pages 77-80
  12. Leonardo Bronfman
    Pages 81-85
  13. Tetsuo Hasegawa, Takaaki Arai, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Fumio Sato, the ASTE team
    Pages 91-94
  14. Stéphane Guilloteau, Anne Dutrey
    Pages 95-100
  15. Sebastian Wolf
    Pages 109-112
  16. Antonella Natta, Leonardo Testi
    Pages 113-117
  17. Sean M. Andrews, Jonathan P. Williams
    Pages 119-122
  18. Mario Tafalla
    Pages 123-128
  19. Richard M. Crutcher
    Pages 141-144
  20. Nami Sakai, Takeshi Sakai, Satoshi Yamamoto
    Pages 153-157
  21. Izaskun Jiménez-Serra, Jesús Martín-Pintado, Arturo Rodríguez-Franco, Paola Caselli, Serena Viti, Tom Hartquist
    Pages 159-163
  22. Satoko Takahashi, Masao Saito, Shigehisa Takakuwa, Ryohei Kawabe
    Pages 165-168
  23. Shigehisa Takakuwa, Daisuke Iono, Baltasar Vila-Vilaro, Tomohiko Sekiguchi, Ryohei Kawabe
    Pages 169-173
  24. Emmanuel Lellouch
    Pages 175-181
  25. Dominique Bockelée-Morvan
    Pages 183-189
  26. Amy J. Lovell
    Pages 191-196
  27. Maria A. Loukitcheva, Sami K. Solanki, Stephen White
    Pages 197-200
  28. Hans Olofsson
    Pages 201-207
  29. P. J. Huggins
    Pages 215-221
  30. T. J. Millar
    Pages 223-227
  31. M. Agúndez, J. Cernicharo, J. R. Pardo, J. P. Fonfría Expósito, M. Guélin, E. D. Tenenbaum et al.
    Pages 229-233
  32. Javier Alcolea, Valentín Bujarrabal, Roberto Neri
    Pages 235-239
  33. R. Sahai, K. Young, N. Patel, C. Sánchez Contreras, M. Morris
    Pages 241-244
  34. Kazushi Sakamoto
    Pages 245-251
  35. S. García-Burillo, F. Combes, J. Graciá-Carpio, A. Usero, M. Guélin
    Pages 261-265
  36. Jean L. Turner, David S. Meier
    Pages 267-272
  37. Kotaro Kohno, Koichiro Nakanishi, Tomoka Tosaki, Kazuyuki Muraoka, Rie Miura, Hajime Ezawa et al.
    Pages 279-285

About these proceedings


Currently under construction in the Andean Altiplano, Northern Chile, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is the most ambitious astronomy facility under construction. ALMA is a radio interferometer composed of 54 antennas of 12 m diameter, and twelve 7 m antennas with about 6600 square meters of total collecting area. Initially covering the most interesting spectral wavelength ranges from 3 to 0.3 mm, ALMA will be a revolutionary telescope aimed to unveil the details of star and planet formation and to provide astronomy with the first exhaustive view of the dark and youngest objects of the Universe.

This book describes the enormous capabilities of ALMA, the state of the project, and most notably the scientific prospects with such a unique facility. The book includes comprehensive reviews and recent results on most hot topics of modern Astronomy (the formation and evolution of galaxies, the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium, and the processes of star and planet formation) with prospects to the revolutionary results to be obtained with ALMA. These topics, discussed with special emphasis on millimeter and sub-millimeter astronomy, are presented by some of the most world-wide reputed scientists in their fields.


ALMA Astrophysics Cosmology Evolution Galaxies Radioastronomy Redshift Star Formation Universe molecule spectra

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Bachiller
    • 1
  • José Cernicharo
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatorio Astronomico NacionalMadridSpain
  2. 2.Inst. Estructura de la MateriaCSIC MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6934-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6935-2
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