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

Grant number: 11/51676-9
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: December 01, 2013 - May 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Jacques Raymond Daniel Lépine
Grantee:Jacques Raymond Daniel Lépine
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Jose Ademir Sales de Lima ; Zulema Abraham
Associated scholarship(s):18/25341-9 - Development of the LLAMA control system, BP.TT
17/23708-0 - 183 GHz H2O Megamaser galaxies and intensity Calibrations, BP.PD
14/22095-6 - ACHEMOS: astrochemistry of our origins, a comprehensive study of the prebiotic chemistry in pre-stellar regions, BP.PD
14/07460-0 - Targets for LLAMA: study of variability of radio sources at 43 GHz (band 1) and search for correlation with interferometric images, BP.PD
13/04934-8 - Kinematics and evolution of pre-main sequence stars in nearby star-forming regions, BP.PD


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 other media outlets (3 total):
Qubic, el proyecto científico que pone a la Argentina a la vanguardia de la astronomía mundial 
Telescópio único no mundo é desenvolvido em Araraquara 
Telescópio único no mundo é desenvolvido em Araraquara 

Scientific publications
(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)
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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