A scientific team is concerned in preparing future observations
with ALMA, and in particular working on proposals, observations
with presently available mm instruments, such as IRAM, GBT..
or the future LMT. Multiwavelength surveys are being prepared,
including VLT, etc... The team works in tight collaboration with
groups in Meudon observatory, and IAP (numerical simulations of
The Front-end Band 8 SIS Mixer Team or LERMA/Band 8 Team is composed of
10 persons of our Laboratory. This LERMA/Band 8 Team
is responsible for developing a breadboard
of the broadband SIS mixer over the 385-500 GHz bandwidth. The point of contact
for the Team is Morvan Salez who reports within the ALMA Project to the European
Front-end Subsystem Team Manager.
An official Agreement for the developement of a Band 8 SIS mixer
concerning the Front-end Subsystem - Phase 1 of ALMA has been signed
between LERMA-Observatoire de Paris and ESO on 14 February 2001.