2011 News

October 14, 2011
IRAM ARC Node: Kick-off for ALMA Early Science Observations
ALMA scientific operations have begun on September 30, 2011, when the array started to observe the high-priority projects selected after the Cycle 0 call for proposals. Since the origin of this project in Europe, IRAM has been deeply involved in the ALMA design and construction. Some of the main recent or current contributions of the institute to ALMA include...
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August 8, 2011
The NOEMA Project
On June 28, 2011, an exceptional IRAM Executive Council was held at the Instituto Geogràfico Nacional in Madrid. During this celebratory meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the IRAM Partners (CNRS, MPG and IGN) and the institute itself. The signatories expressed their common wish to extend their successful cooperation in running IRAM through the end of 2024. This extension shall include an extension of the Plateau de Bure Interferometer to a facility called the Northern Extended Millimeter Array or NOEMA. The signature of this documents represents a milestone in the history of IRAM...
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August 1, 2011
Kryo 2011: Deadline for registration has been extended!
The deadline for registration to the Meeting on Cryoelectronic Devices has been extended to August 15, 2011. Since 25 years the meeting provides an active discussion platform for the German cryoelectronic research community. Exceptionally, this year the meeting will be held near Grenoble, France. The Grenoble area hosts a large number of active research groups working...
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June 27, 2011
4th Microresonator Workshop: deadline for registration has been extended!
The Deadline for registration to the 4th Workshop on the Physics and Application of Superconducting Microresonators has been extended to July 8, 2011. Superconducting microresonators have recently generated great interest for various applications such as particle and photon detection or in circuit QED and quantum computing. Although...
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April 14, 2011
Meeting on cryoelectronic devices - October 2-4, 2011
In 2011, the yearly meeting on cryoelectronic devices will be organized by IRAM. Since 25 years the meeting provides an active discussion platform for the German cryoelectronic research community. Exceptionally, this year the meeting will be held near Grenoble, France. The Grenoble area hosts a large number of active research groups working on superconducting devices and cryotechnology. These groups are invited to participate...
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March 21, 2011
4th Microresonator Workshop, July 28-29, 2011 in Grenoble
Superconducting microresonators have recently generated great interest for various applications such as particle and photon detection or in circuit QED and quantum computing. Although some of these applications such as kinetic inductance detectors for FIR detection are close to reach system level, many questions remain to be tackled...
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March 14, 2011
IRAM Newsletter Number 76
The new issue of the IRAM Newsletter (number 76) is now online. Since the last issue, the Plateau de Bure interferometer underwent major enhancements. The refurbishment of all antennas with aluminium panels was completed. The LO reference systemwas upgraded from DRO to YIG-based oscillators...
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January 21, 2011
NOEMA sélectionné comme Equipement d'excellence
Valérie Pécresse, ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, et René Ricol, commissaire général à l'investissement, ont dévoilé hier les projets lauréats de la première vague de l'appel à projets "Équipements d'excellence". Parmi les 52 projets retenus, le projet NOEMA (NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array) de l'IRAM sera doté de 10 millions d'Euros.
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January 18, 2011
6th IRAM 30m Summer School 2011 - Registration is now possible
The next IRAM 30m Summer School will be held from 23 to 30 September 2011 at Pradollano (Sierra Nevada). Applications will be accepted from young scientists with little previous experience in mm-astronomy.
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