CASA Users Committee

Current Committee Membership

  • Rachel Akeson (NA): Astronomer at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech; millimeter interferometric observations of disks around young stars, especially using ALMA. Email:
  • Thibault Cavalié (EU, Chair): Planetary scientist at the Laboratory for Space Science and Astrophysical Instrumentation (LESIA, Paris Observatory, France); (sub)mm single dish and interferometric observations (ALMA, SMA) of planetary atmospheres. Email:
  • Ximena Fernández (NA): NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; frequent user of the VLA observing HI in galaxies across cosmic time. Email:
  • Rachel Friesen (NA): Dunlap Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto; Early stages of star formation, structure and composition of dense gas in star forming molecular clouds through observations at multiple single-dish and interferometer telescope facilities. Email:
  • Lizette Guzmán (CL): ESO Fellow working for ALMA, European Southern Observatory; Multiwavelength observations of Planetary Nebulae, with particular interest in the formation of dust and PAHs in these objects; Optical and infrared spectroscopy, radio interferometry and chemical modelling; Email:
  • Tomoya Hirota (EA): NAOJ, Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, assistant professor; VLBI astrometry, star-formation and astrochemistry with ALMA. Email:
  • Daniel C. Jacobs (NA, Deputy Chair): Arizona State University; Observing Reionization and Dark Ages with 21cm line; CASA Background: I use CASA to commission new radio arrays like the Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization (PAPER), the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA). We are developing new algorithms and pipelines to address challenges posed by these novel widefield, large N arrays. My focus on the committee is to represent the community of users who want to use CASA in new and interesting ways. Email:
  • Alexander Karim (EU): Staff member for observational cosmology at the Argelander-Institute for Astronomy (Bonn University, Germany); frequent user of sub-mm/radio interferometry incl. ALMA and the VLA (incl. large programs using full-band spectral scans and large-area continuum mosaics). Email :
  • Kazushi Sakamoto (EA): Astrophysicist at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA, Taiwan); frequent user of radio interferometers (ALMA, SMA, sometimes VLA) for line and continuum observations of nearby galaxies. Email:
  • David Wilner (NA): Astrophysicist (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA USA); radio/millimeter/submillimeter observations of star and planet formation. Email:

2016 CASA Users Committee

2015 CASA Users Committee

2014 CASA User Committee

Topic revision: r35 - 2017-02-21, JeffKern

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