Impressions from the ALMA Postdoc Symposium

Published: 14 Oct 2016

Following the main ALMA conference "Half a Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed" held in Palm Springs (California) from 20 to 23 September 2016, the 2nd ALMA Postdoc Symposium took place during the weekend of 24/25 September. More than 15 postdocs working for the different ALMA Regional Centres gathered together to share their scientific research and knowledge about the different activities related to ALMA. This time, a number of postdocs not directly associated with the ALMA Regional Centres but working with ALMA data were invited to participate and join the discussions.

This symposium is the continuation of the successful 1st ALMA Postdoc Symposium held in Tokyo in December 2014, and is intended to offer the ALMA postdocs a unique networking opportunity to establish and develop collaborations with other postdocs. This time, the scientific talks were complemented with a series of more technical discussions and panels where the different members of the ARCS presented the various support roles they are involved in.

All the participants are thankful to other more senior members that decided to join the symposium, sharing their knowledge during the discussions. In particular, we enjoyed a nice talk about the history of millimeter/submillimeter astronomy given by the ALMA Observatory Scientist John Carpenter.

For more details on the program visit the ALMA Postdoc Symposium page.

Hope to see all you again in the next ALMA Postdoc Symposium!

Alvaro Sanchez-Monge
Email: asanchez[at]