Organization –Structure of ALMA

ALMA is operated in a global partnership under the “Agreement Concerning the Operations of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)” which is also known as “the ALMA Agreement”. For the purpose of smooth operation of ALMA, the ALMA agreement sets up the structure of ALMA with the ALMA Board, Director’s Council, ALMA Science Advisory Committee (ASAC), and others.

ALMA Board

The ALMA Board, a supervisory and regulatory body for ALMA, is composed of representatives of three funding Parties: the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan; the European Southern Observatory (ESO); and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and representatives of the three Executives: the National astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ); ESO, and Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) / the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO); and representatives of regional user communities.

ALMA Board Members

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member.name Affiliation
East Asia
Masahiko Hayashi National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Paul T.P. Ho Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Taiwan
Hideyuki Kobayashi (assessor) National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Toshikazu Onishi (chair) University of Osaka Prefecture
Europe
Patrick Roche University of Oxford
Tim de Zeeuw European Southern Observatory
Rafael Bachiller Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
Linda Tacconi (vice-chair) Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching
Daniel Weselka (assessor) Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of Austria.
North America
Tony J. Beasley (assessor) National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Neal J. Evans University of Texas at Austin
Sean Dougherty National Research Council Canada
Phil Puxley National Science Foundation
Ethan Schreier Associated Universities, Inc.
Chile
Luis Chavarría Universidad de Chile

Director’s Council

The Director’s Council was a body established by the ALMA Agreement as a forum to discuss and coordinate activities among the Executives (NAOJ, ESO, and NRAO) and the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO). The Director’s Council shall actively address any issues where any decisions or actions made by the Executive(s) or the JAO might have an impact on proper functions of ALMA (e.g. scientific/technical operations, human resources, management, education and public outreach, relations with Chile, etc.)

Director’s Council Members

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member.name Affiliation
Pierre Cox ALMA Director
Masahiko Hayashi Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Tim de Zeeuw Director General of the European Southern Observatory
Anthony J. Beasley Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Advisory Committees

While the ALMA Board is the governing body and primary forum of the ALMA Project to ensure the joint operations of ALMA in a global partnership, there are external (independent) advisory committees to discuss specific matters regarding science, technology, human resources, finance, and administration, etc. Each advisory committee addresses a wide variety of issues from a viewpoint of the entire ALMA Project as well as from the regional viewpoint considering respective Executive’s circumstances.

ALMA Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)

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member.name Affiliation
East Asia
Munetake Momose (Deputy Chair) Ibaraki University
Kotaro Kohno The University of Tokyo
Jongsoo Kim KASI
Europe
Roberto Neri IRAM
Eva Schinnerer (Chair) Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Huib Van Langevelde Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe
North America
Karin Öberg Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Giles Novak Northwestern University
Rachel Osten (Deputy Chair) James Webb Space Telescope
Douglas Scott University of British Colombia
Stephen White Air Force Research Laboratory
Chile
Manuel Aravena Universidad Diego Portales

Japanese ALMA Science Advisory Committee(JSAC)

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member.name Affiliation
Munetake Momose (Chair) Ibaraki University
Nami Sakai (Deputy Chair) RIKEN
Yuri Aikawa The University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Imai Kagoshima University
Toshikazu Onishi Osaka Prefectural University
Nagayoshi Ohashi Subaru Telescope, NAOJ
Tomoharu Oka Keio University
Kotaro Kohno The University of Tokyo
Nario Kuno University of Tsukuba
Kengo Tachihara Nagoya University
Kentaro Motohara The University of Tokyo
Project members
Shin’ichiro Asayama ASTE Manager
Daisuke Iono East Asia ALMA Project Scientist
Satoru Iguchi East Asia ALMA Project Manager
Masao Saito Director, NAOJ Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Seiichi Sakamoto Director, NAOJ Chile Observatory
Ken’ichi Tatematsu East Asian ALMA Regional Center Manager

ALMA East Asian Science Advisory Committee(EASAC)

EASAC consists of the members of JSAC and the following members.

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member.name Affiliation
Taiwan
Patrick Koch ASIAA
Vivien Chen National Tsing Hua University
Ya-Wen Tang ASIAA
Wei-Hao Wang ASIAA
Korea
Jongsoo Kim KASI
Bon-Chul Koo Seoul National University
Aeree Chung Yonsei University
Aran Lyo KASI

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