Conference Wrap-Up

About 106 people from 35 different research institutions attended the SMA10 conference on June 9-10, 2014. To preserve a record of the event, three new links have been added to the left column of the conference home page.

1. Presentations and posters. This link has the visual material for each oral talk and reproductions of the posters and slides presented at the Poster Blast Session.

2. Banquet talks. Remarks by Irwin Shapiro, Fred Lo, and Jim Moran

3. Photos. This link provides access to the group photo with all participants identified; photos from the sessions and the banquet; and the 16-minute slideshow (242 images) that ran during the banquet, chronicling the construction and early operation of the SMA from 1990 to 2004, as well as a few recent shots at the site. The official photograph of the conference participants was taken by Nimesh Patel. Photographs from the conference events were taken by Nimesh Patel, Steve Leiker, and Jim Moran.

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Jim Moran, for the SOC and LOC


Here is the final update on information about the upcoming SMA conference in Cambridge on June 9-10, 2014 . Before you leave for the conference, please consult this website for any late-breaking news. Safe travels, and see you soon.

Conference Dates: June 9-10, 2014

The Submillimeter Array was the first observatory capable of imaging and spectroscopy at sub-arcsecond angular resolution at submillimeter wavelengths. The SMA has made many fundamental contributions to astronomy from the study of nearby protoplanetary disks to distant, high-redshift submillimeter galaxies. The SMA has been a pioneer in developing submillimeter instrumentation, particularly wideband receivers and electronics. The ten years since the dedication of the SMA in 2003 have been a decade of discovery in submillimeter astronomy.

Celebrating 10 years of research with the SMA and looking forward to the future, this conference focuses on submillimeter-wavelength science at high angular resolution. Topics to be covered include star formation, proplanetary disks, nearby and distant galaxies, magnetic fields in the interstellar medium, high-energy and time-variable phenomena, the galactic center, the solar system, and submillimeter instrumentation.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Boston-Cambridge (777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA) on June 9-10, 2014. It will include invited review talks, contributed talks, posters, and a banquet on June 9. The conference venue, midway between Harvard and MIT, overlooks the Charles River and has recently been remodeled. The ballroom, which we will use for the scientific sessions and banquet, has a solid glass wall facing the Charles River. The hotel is 0.6 miles from the Central Square subway stop on the Red Line of the MBTA (the "T"). From the Central Square T stop, the Marriott Courtyard can be reached by a 10-minute walk through residental areas. Many of the recommended off-site hotels are close to the Alewife, Harvard Square, and Kendall/MIT stops on the Red Line.


Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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