San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile
AUI proposed the creation of ALMA and led efforts in the design, construction, management and operation of the resulting facilities. AUI maintains offices in Chile and the United States dedicated to our continued support and management.
ALMA began early science operations in September 2011 and has led to several important discoveries including the first detailed images of a planet-forming disc around the young star HL Tau.
ALMA also played a significant role through the Event Horizon Telescope Project on the creation of the first images of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. ALMA explores the Universe in millimeter and submillimeter-wavelengths with unprecedented sensitivity, resolution and imaging capability. In cooperation with the Republic of Chile, ALMA is a major international partnership between North America, Europe and East Asia.
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