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LLAMA: a mm/submm radiotelescope in the Andes, in collaboration with Argentina


We plan to install a radio telescope 12 meters in diameter for millimeter and sub-millimeter waves, at close to 5000 m altitude, in the Argentine Andes, in collaboration with the Argentine Institute for Radio Astronomy. The main lines of research are: 1) black holes and accretion discs 2) Molecular evolution of clouds and astrobiology 3) the spiral structure of the Galaxy. Observations will be conducted in the "single dish" mode and interferometry (VLBI- Very Long-Baseline Interferometry), benefiting, for these observations, from the proximity of the largest international project in astronomy today, ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetric Array). The acronym of our project, LLAMA (Long Latin American Millimetric Array) reflects the intention that this instrument is the seed of a wider Latin American VLBI network. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant:
Brasil e Argentina iniciam construção de observatório de radioastronomia 
Ministro argentino discute na FAPESP a qualificação da pesquisa conjunta  
Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
Rastros de nuevos mundos 
Signs of new worlds 
Articles published in other media outlets (5 total):
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Minuto De Cierre (Argentina): Salta: el Gobierno tiene en agenda reactivar el proyecto astronómico LLAMA (02/Sep/2020)
Periferia Ciencia (Argentina): Salta: el Gobierno tiene en agenda reactivar el proyecto astronómico LLAMA (02/Sep/2020)
Notinor (Argentina): Qubic, el proyecto científico que pone a la Argentina a la vanguardia de la astronomía mundial (12/Jun/2020)
Jornal O Imparcial (Araraquara, SP): Telescópio único no mundo é desenvolvido em Araraquara (27/Jun/2019)
Jornal O Imparcial: Telescópio único no mundo é desenvolvido em Araraquara (27/Jun/2019)

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RUIZ, F.; MOLINA, C.; LIMA, J. A. S. Dynamical model for primordial black holes. Physical Review D, v. 102, n. 12 DEC 4 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ABRAHAM, ZULEMA; BEAKLINI, PEDRO P. B.; COX, PIERRE; FALCETA-GONCALVES, DIEGO; NYMAN, LARS-AKE. eta Carinae: high angular resolution continuum, H30 alpha and He30 alpha ALMA images. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 499, n. 2, p. 2493-2512, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LIMA, J. A. S.; DEPPMAN, A. Tsallis meets Boltzmann: q-index for a finite ideal gas and its thermodynamic limit. Physical Review E, v. 101, n. 4 APR 23 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LIMA, J. A. S.; SINGLETON, D. The impact of particle production on gravitational baryogenesis. Physics Letters B, v. 762, p. 506-511, NOV 10 2016. Web of Science Citations: 10.
BARANOV, I.; LIMA, J. A. S. Gravitationally induced particle production and its impact on the WIMP abundance. Physics Letters B, v. 751, p. 338-342, DEC 17 2015. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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