Very long baseline interferometry at millimetre/submillimetre wavelengths (mmVLBI) offers the highest achievable spatial resolution at any wavelength in astronomy. The anticipated inclusion of ALMA as a phased array into a global VLBI network will bring unprecedented sensitivity and a transformational leap in capabilities for mmVLBI. Building on years of pioneering efforts in the US and Europe the ongoing ALMA Phasing Project (APP), a US-led international collaboration with MPIfR-led European contributions, is expected to deliver a beamformer and VLBI capability to ALMA by the end of 2014 (APP: Fish et al. 2013, arXiv:1309.3519). This report focuses on the future use of mmVLBI by the international users community from a European viewpoint. Firstly, it highlights the intense science interest in Europe in future mmVLBI observations as compiled from the responses to a general call to the European community for future research projects. A wide range of research is presented that includes, amongst others: - Imaging the event horizon of the black hole at the centre of the Galaxy - Testing the theory of General Relativity an/or searching for alternative theories - Studying the origin of AGN jets and jet formation - Cosmological evolution of galaxies and BHs, AGN feedback - Masers in the Milky Way (in stars and star-forming regions) - Extragalactic emission lines and astro-chemistry - Redshifted absorption lines in distant galaxies and study of the ISM and circumnuclear gas - Pulsars, neutron stars, X-ray binaries - Testing cosmology - Testing fundamental physical constants

Future mmVLBI Research with ALMA: A European vision

GIOVANNINI, GABRIELE;D'AMMANDO, FILIPPO;DALLACASA, DANIELE;PALADINO, ROSITA;
2014

Abstract

Very long baseline interferometry at millimetre/submillimetre wavelengths (mmVLBI) offers the highest achievable spatial resolution at any wavelength in astronomy. The anticipated inclusion of ALMA as a phased array into a global VLBI network will bring unprecedented sensitivity and a transformational leap in capabilities for mmVLBI. Building on years of pioneering efforts in the US and Europe the ongoing ALMA Phasing Project (APP), a US-led international collaboration with MPIfR-led European contributions, is expected to deliver a beamformer and VLBI capability to ALMA by the end of 2014 (APP: Fish et al. 2013, arXiv:1309.3519). This report focuses on the future use of mmVLBI by the international users community from a European viewpoint. Firstly, it highlights the intense science interest in Europe in future mmVLBI observations as compiled from the responses to a general call to the European community for future research projects. A wide range of research is presented that includes, amongst others: - Imaging the event horizon of the black hole at the centre of the Galaxy - Testing the theory of General Relativity an/or searching for alternative theories - Studying the origin of AGN jets and jet formation - Cosmological evolution of galaxies and BHs, AGN feedback - Masers in the Milky Way (in stars and star-forming regions) - Extragalactic emission lines and astro-chemistry - Redshifted absorption lines in distant galaxies and study of the ISM and circumnuclear gas - Pulsars, neutron stars, X-ray binaries - Testing cosmology - Testing fundamental physical constants
Future mmVLBI Research with ALMA: A European vision
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Giovannini, G.; Casasola, V.; Castangia, P.; D'Ammando, F.; Dallacasa, D.; Freeland, E.; Frey, S.; Fromm, C.; Fuhrmann, L.; Gabanyi, K.; Galvan-Madrid, R.; Giroletti, M.; Goddi, C.; Liuzzo, E.; Mignano, A.; Miller-Jones, J.; Minniti, D.; Molaro, P.; Molina, S.; Monteiro, A.; Moscadelli, L.; Mueller, C.; Müller, A.; Muller, S.; Niederhofer, F.; Odert, P.; Olofsson, H.; Orienti, M.; Paladino, R.; Panessa, F.; Paragi, Z.; Paumard, T.; Pedrosa, P.; Pérez-Torres, M.; Perrin, G.; Perucho, M.; Porquet, D.; Prandoni, I.; Ransom, S.; Reimers, D.; Rejkuba, M.; Rezzolla, L.; Richards, A.
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