European ARC nodes

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The central European ARC node is located at the ESO headquarters in Garching bei München. A distributed network of ARC nodes is being set up to provide services to the community. ARC nodes are intended to provide support to the whole EU community in the form of:

  • Extended archive and data reduction support: face-to-face data processing support in a dedicated physical location, modified pipelineversions, re-processing of large and/or complex datasets, advanced simulation development, advanced algorithm development and use, help with archival research projects
  • Support for special projects such as large programs
  • Science community development: support for ALMA research (e.g.,basic training for new users), post-doctoral fellowships, training schools and workshops, ALMA-related specific science workshops, leading science community development activities with ad-hoc assistance from the ESO ARC and advanced public outreach activities

ARC nodes are currently set up throughout Europe at the following locations:

In addition, there is Portuguese ALMA centre of expertise in Lisbon (PACE). The following gives a brief overview of the nodes, the contact persons, current staffing levels, and areas of expertise.

European ARC nodes

The central European ARC node is located at the ESO headquarters in Garching bei München. A distributed network of ARC nodes is being set up to provide services to the community. ARC nodes are currently set up throughout Europe at the following locations:

Bonn-Cologne

Country: Germany
Contact person: Frank Bertoldi
Expertise: advanced data analysis and modeling (including Cologne Database for Molecular Spectroscopy), polarimetry, zero-spacings correction for continuum data
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Bologna

Country: Italy
Contact person:Jan Brand
Expertise: Data handling/GRID-technology, Mosaicing, Coordinating surveys/key-projects, Polarimetry
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Onsala

Countries: Denmark, Sweden, Finland
Contact person: Carmen Toribio
Expertise: Multi-Frequency Synthesis, Phase modeling, Self-calibration, Astrometry, Deconvolution, GRID computing, Astrochemical modelling and radiation transfer

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IRAM, Grenoble

Countries: France, Spain, Germany
Contact person: Frédéric Gueth
Expertise: Calibration, Phase correction, Polarimetry, Imaging simulator, Schools
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Allegro, Leiden

Country: The Netherlands
Contact person: Michiel Hogerheijde
Expertise: High-frequency, High-resolution, Atmospheric corrections, mmVLBI, and Molecular line analysis tools
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Manchester

Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tom Muxlow
Expertise: Data analysis, Archive, Data reduction heuristics, Proposal preparation, Multi-Frequency-Synthesis and Wide-field & high-dynamic range imaging
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Ondrejov

Countries: Czech Republic
Contact person: Pavel Jachym
Expertise: Solar and (extra)galactic astrophysics, Laboratory measurements of molecular spectral lines, Observation planning, Data quality check, Data storage and processing, Data reduction using CASA
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European Centres of Expertise

PACE, Lisbon

Countries: Portugal
Contact person: J. Afonso
Expertise: Extra-galactic astrophysics, Planetary atmospheres
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