ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information for those calling in.

* Call date: 2019-10-9 10:00 am EDT or 14:00 UT (Wednesday (Thursday in Taipei))
  • Duration: 1 hr
    * USA Number: 866-692-3582
    • Passcode: 5862937 # #
  • Leaders: G. Novak, P. Jewell, A. Wootten
  • CV Room: CV-331

  • Attendees:



  1. Old Business
  2. New Business under Discussion.

Discussion Items

  1. Student Observing Support, expanding ALMA userbase, ALMA Ambassadors
  2. ALMA science key indicators
    • 1567 refereed ALMA publications.
    • 2276 post-proprietary project data are available in the ALMA Archive,
    • 285 ALMA papers published so far in 2019.
  3. ASAC f2f Meeting. ASAC members contact for authorizations, reimbursements
  4. A zipfile of documents is available at username arc ask for pw
    • The ALMA Board requests the ASAC to address the permanent charges as outlined in its Terms of Reference.
      • ASAC Terms of Reference (ToR) permanent charges:
        • 2.2.1 The permanent charges are:
          • a) Assessment of the performance of ALMA scientific capabilities: The ASAC shall indicate what information is required from the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) to perform this assessment.
          • b) Assessment of the technical aspects of the ALMA system performance: The ASAC shall indicate what information is required from the JAO to perform this assessment.
          • c) Assessment of the science outcomes from ALMA: Statistics on publications, citations, press releases, web sites, etc. collected by the Executives shall be collated by the JAO, and analyzed by the ASAC.
          • d) Recommendation of ways to maximize ALMA's scientific impact: This includes review of the scientific effectiveness of the Proposal Review Process after each Proposal cycle.
          • e) Reporting on operational or scientific issues raised by the wider community as communicated by the three regional Science Advisory Committees (ANASAC, ESAC and EASAC).
          • f) Assessment of the scientific impacts of the ALMA Development Program, and particularly of new projects that are proposed.
        • Agenda See attachments for pdf Agenda
        • Discussion of Total Power Continuum (Charge 1): Charge_1_TP_continuum_ASAC.pdf
        • double-anonymous review presentation, ACA Large Programs Charge4 presentation.
  5. NAASC
    • Board Charge 2: Cycle 6 update: ASAC slides from J. Carpenter
    • Cycle 7 began 1 October. Proposal review results circulated 3rd week July.
      • Any comments?
    • Meeting updates:
  6. ALMA Development
  7. Press Releases
  8. ALMA Papers (choose ALMA)

Events of Interest

23-27 Sep 2019
IVC meeting
JAO, Santiago
18-19 Oct 2019
ASAC meeting
13-15 Nov 2019
ALMA Board meeting
6 Jan 2020
Breakthrough Science with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array 2pm
Honolulu. HI

-- AlWootten - 2019-09-13

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ASACOct19_EAFutureDevelopment.pdfpdf ASACOct19_EAFutureDevelopment.pdf manage 11 MB 2019-10-02 - 14:04 AlWootten EA Future Development Report
ASAC_Development_NAOct19updatev2.pptxpptx ASAC_Development_NAOct19updatev2.pptx manage 3 MB 2019-10-04 - 13:14 AlWootten NA Future Development Report
ASAC_Development_NAOct19updatev2a.pdfpdf ASAC_Development_NAOct19updatev2a.pdf manage 6 MB 2019-10-07 - 14:57 AlWootten NA Future Development Report
AsacF2f_Oct_2019.pdfpdf AsacF2f_Oct_2019.pdf manage 64 K 2019-09-13 - 14:32 AlWootten pdf Agenda for ASAC f2f 18 Oct 2019
BoardCharges.pdfpdf BoardCharges.pdf manage 40 K 2019-10-02 - 14:03 AlWootten Charges from the ALMA Board
Charge_1_TP_continuum_ASAC.pdfpdf Charge_1_TP_continuum_ASAC.pdf manage 254 K 2019-10-08 - 11:32 AlWootten Discussion of Total Power Continuum
Charge_2.pdfpdf Charge_2.pdf manage 3 MB 2019-10-07 - 17:08 AlWootten Board Charge 2: Cycle 6 update
Charge_4.pdfpdf Charge_4.pdf manage 9 MB 2019-10-08 - 11:27 AlWootten double-anonymous review presentation
Cyc7_StudySummaries.txttxt Cyc7_StudySummaries.txt manage 20 K 2019-09-13 - 14:38 AlWootten Summaries of Funded Studies, Cycle 7 FY2020
Cycle 7 Awarded Proposals - Abstracts.pdfpdf Cycle 7 Awarded Proposals - Abstracts.pdf manage 130 K 2019-09-25 - 11:32 AlWootten Abstracts of Cycle 7 Awarded Studies
Development_EU_20191019.pdfpdf Development_EU_20191019.pdf manage 7 MB 2019-10-08 - 11:44 AlWootten EU Future Development Report
Topic revision: r7 - 2019-10-08, AlWootten
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