cherry red dr martens Outcome of the Proposal Review Process
The scientific assessment of the 1381 science proposals submitted for ALMA Early Science Cycle 2 has been completed. Seventy eight science assessors from all over the world have evaluated the expected scientific value of these proposals. As a result, the most promising proposals of each ALMA region have been selected as those most likely to be completed using the ALMA Cycle 2 capabilities.
Principal Investigators (PIs) have been notified of the outcome of the Proposal Review Process by email. The 353 highest priority projects (see Table 1) cover a wide range of science and are distributed across the five broad ALMA science categories as shown in Figure 1.
Cycle 2 science observing is scheduled to begin in June 2014 with 45 antennas available at all times for science observations and will span 17 months. The ALMA Observatory has already delivered 65 antennas out of a total of 66 to the 5,000 meters site.
ALMA started scientific operations on 30 September 2011 with 16 antennas. Even with a quarter of its capacity and still under construction, ALMA became the best telescope of its kind.