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IIP-Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile; Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Field Work, Research
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an international partnership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan, together with NRC (Canada), NSC and ASIAA (Taiwan), and KASI (Republic of Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA -the largest astronomical project in existence- is a single telescope of revolutionary design, composed of 66 high precision antennas located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile.

Intern responsibilities: IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:
  • Project 1 - Analyzing an displaying ALMA polarization observations from high mass star forming regions
  • Project 2 - ALMA archive data mining in scope of a survey of interacting Galaxies and a high dynamical range imaging of AGN
  • Project 3 - The project will include working on VLA data with the aim of looking for water emission in high redshift galaxies. The IIP intern will familiarize her/himself to the scientific background of this project, but also interferometry, data analysis and imaging. The data was also partially reduced in a pipeline, and so part of the goals will be to run this pipeline again. Finally we will interpret the results together. It will also be possible to look at some related, archival ALMA data, time permitting. 
  • Project 4 - Studying submm/mm variability of ALMA Flux Calibrator sources using the ALMA Source Catalogue Archive.
Qualifications: Coding abilities in Python would be an asset, as would an interest and knowledge in astronomy.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017
02/28/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.