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Forthcoming Project Peer Review Panel meeting – April 2020

The April meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place at the Knowledge Transfer Network, Unit 218, Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH on 30th April 2020. The Panel will be reviewing one project proposal.

Members of the science community should contact Christopher Carlton on telephone 01793 442004 or e-mail if they would like to attend the open presentation.

The proposal being reviewed is as follows:

30th April 11.30 – 12.30 Continuing Exploitation of the UK Investment in the JCMT

The James Clerk Maxwell telescope (JCMT) is the world's largest submm telescope and is likely to remain so until at least 2030. The period for which funding has been requested will include the commissioning of new instrumentation, a new camera which will increase the mapping speed of the telescope by at least a factor of 10. Furthermore. the proposal desires that the UK continues to take a significant role in the operation and scientific exploitation of the JCMT.

The funding would allow the UK to continue to play a major role in the Large Programmes currently underway, many of which it is leading. As well as producing excellent science, access to the JCMT gives the only direct UK access to the Event Horizon Telescope, with its ability to image the regions immediately around black holes, and the wide-field imaging capability of the JCMT puts UK astronomers in a strong position to leverage time on the Atacama Large Millimetre Array and the James Webb Space Telescope.

The Panel goes into closed session for the rest of the day.

Last updated: 26 February 2020


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