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