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December 3, 2018
The Emerald: a jewel to understand the evolution of early massive galaxies
Using NOEMA and the IRAM 30-meter telescope, an international team of astronomers just witnessed how the sites of the most intense star formation in the early Universe communicate with their surroundings through rapid gas exchange. Their findings offer unprecedented insights into the most rapid evolutionary phase of massive galaxies, about 11 billion years ago...
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29, October 2018
Winter 2018 ratings are now online
The IRAM program committee convened in Grenoble on October 16 and 17 to evaluate the proposals submitted for the winter 2018 scheduling period. The discussions were organized in 2 panels which were chaired by Nathalie Brouillet (Observatoire de Bordeaux, France) and Antonio Usero (OAN, Spain). The authors of each proposal will be informed by letter which will include comments issued by the committee if there are any. As usual, the proposals were classified A (accepted), B (backup), and C (rejected).
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September 19, 2018
Halfway mark for NOEMA
IRAM and its partner institutes celebrate the succesful completion of NOEMA phase 1. Four years after the inauguration of the first NOEMA antenna, the array counts currently 10 antennas and has provided first groud-breaking scientific results...
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August 28,2018
NOEMA observatory - virtual tour now online
Discover the most powerful millimeter radiotelescope of the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy panoramic views of NOEMA and its antennas and immerse in daily operation of the observatory at an altitude of 2550 meter above sea level.
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August 7, 2018
First detection of a radioactive molecule in interstellar space
An international team of astronomers, based in the US, Poland, Germany, Australia and France has made the first clear detection of a radioactive molecule in interstellar space: the isotopologue of aluminum monofluoride, 26AlF. Recent data – obtained with NOEMA, ALMA, IRAM 30m and APEX – suggest that this radioactive molecule was ejected into space by the collision of two stars, an extremely rare cosmic event that was witnessed on Earth as a nova, in the year 1670.
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04, May 2018
Summer 2018 ratings are now on line
The IRAM program committee convened in Granada on April 24 and 25 to evaluate the proposals submitted for the summer 2018 scheduling period. The discussions were organized in 2 panels which were chaired by Hendrik Linz (MPIA Heidelberg) and Richard Davies (MPE, Garching). The authors of each proposal will be informed shortly by email, including the comments issued by the committee. As usual, the proposals were classified A (accepted), B (backup), and C (rejected).
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March 12, 2018
Multiple fibers in the heart of the Orion star-forming region
A unique combination of ALMA and IRAM 30m observations reveals the internal gas structure in Orion with unprecedented detail. The new data show that the gaseous material in this star cradle is highly organized forming a wispy network of filamentary structures prior the formation of stellar embryos.
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March 12, 2018
10th IRAM millimeter interferometry school
The 10th IRAM millimeter interferometry school will be held October 1st - 05th 2018 at the IRAM headquarters (Grenoble, France). It is intended for students, post-docs and scientists who want to acquire a good knowledge of interferometry and data reduction techniques at millimeter wavelengths, with a special emphasis on the NOEMA interferometer and its new capabilities.
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February 15, 2018
IRAM Call for Proposals - Summer 2018
The new call for proposals for the summer 2018 is available. A detailed description of the observing capabilities of the 30m telescope and the current status of the NOEMA interferometer are given...
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December 21, 2017
Concours CNAP 2018
Deux Service Nationaux d'Observation en soutien à l'IRAM sont labélisés par l'INSU: "IRAM/NOEMA" et "ALMA Regional Center".
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December 8, 2017
IRAM and two Chinese partner institutions have signed a Scientific Cooperation Agreement in the framework of the NOEMA project
IRAM, the Institute for Radio Astronomy in the Millimeter Range (Grenoble, France) has signed two cooperation agreements with the University of Nanjing (China) and the Purple Mountain Observatory (Chinese Academy of Sciences). The primary goal of these agreements is to strengthen cooperation in the Millimeter Astronomy, and in particular in the framework of NOEMA...
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December 6, 2017
The most distant black hole in the cosmos
Astronomers have discovered the most distant quasar known, which is so far from us that its light has taken more than 13 billion years to reach us. We see this quasar as it was a mere 690 million years after the Big Bang, and its light carries valuable information about the early history of the universe...
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November 30, 2017
IRAM closes in on NOEMA's full potential: PolyFiX and the Nine Antenna Array
We are very pleased to announce the successful implementation of the wideband high-performance correlator PolyFiX in concert with the nine antenna array. The commissioning of PolyFIX represents the next crucial milestone in the quest for ever higher sensitivity. The very first observations of a line survey at high-redshift in the 3mm-band are given below as a foretaste of NOEMA's full potential that is now within grasp.
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25, October 2017
Winter 2017/2018 ratings are now online
The IRAM program committee convened in Grenoble on October 17 and 18 to evaluate the proposals submitted for the winter 2017/2018 scheduling period. The discussions were organized in 2 panels which were chaired by Hendrik Linz (MPIA, Heidelberg) and Ric Davies (MPE, Garching). The authors of each proposal will be informed shortly by email, including the comments issued by the committee. As usual, the proposals were classified A (accepted), B (backup), and C (rejected).
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September 19, 2017
MEMS & IMAGING Summit 2017
In the framework of the LabEx project FOCUS (Focal Plane Array for Universe Sensing), IRAM will participate to the MEMS & IMAGING Summit 2017 at MINATEC in Grenoble, from September 20 to 22. FOCUS is a French research project...
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August 04, 2017
IRAM Call for Proposals - Winter 2017/2018
The new call for proposals for the winter 2017/2018 is available. A detailed description of the observing capabilities of the 30m telescope and the current status of the NOEMA interferometer are given...
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June 20, 2017
NOEMA continues array upgrade
NOEMA continues its successful array upgrade with the implementation of the 9th antenna this spring. Together with the installation of the new NOEMA wide band receivers in all existing 9 antennas, the array is ready for the installation and commissioning of the new NOEMA correlator Polyfix foreseen for the end of the summer...
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May 5, 2017
Summer 2017 ratings are now online
The IRAM program committee convened in Granada on April 25 and 26 to evaluate the proposals submitted for the summer 2017 scheduling period. The discussions were organized in 2 panels which were chaired by Javier Goicoechea (ICMM-CSIC, Madrid) and Ric Davies (MPE, Garching). The authors of each proposal will be informed shortly by email, including the comments issued by the committee.
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March 31, 2017
Imaging the black hole at the center of our Galaxy
An international team of astronomers will join in April and try for the first time in the history of astronomy, to capture an image of the center of our galaxy, where a giant black hole lies. This worldwide project is called Event Horizon Telescope (EHT); it combines telescopes across four continents from Europe to the South Pole, through Chile and Hawaii. The IRAM 30-meter telescope is one of them...
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