Scientific program

Monday 9 September

Start at 09:00

Session-1: The Millimetron Antenna: Development status and What to expect (rms and °K)


0) Welcome; Goals for this workshop Th. de Graauw, ESO / ASC LPI (10)

1) Introduction to the Millimetron Space Observatory. S. Likhachev, ASC LPI (30)

2) Millimetron spacecraft structure and technical requirements. A. Smirnov ASC LPI (30)

3) The Millimetron antenna. Y. Podobedov, ASC LPI (30)

  ±10.40-11.00 Coffee/Tea Break

4)Panels of the primary mirror; E. Filina, ASC LPI (25)

5)Thermal design of the Payload; E. Golubev, ASC LPI (25)

6) In-flight Surface Error Measurement System; A. Baryshev, Kapteyn / RUG (20)

7) Study of the thermal and electrodynamic characteristics of materials and components of the Millimetron space telescope at helium temperatures; Vdovin ASC / NNSTU / IAP RAS (15)


  ±12.30 Lunch Break

Re- Start at 14.00

Session-2: Millimetron Key Science Cases and Associated Instrumentation Requirements

8) Performance Predictions: Strawman Instrumentation, sensitivity calculations.

  1. Single dish mode: Strawman instrumentation packages; Sensitivity prediction for Spectroscopy and Imaging, with direct and heterodyne detection; A. Baryshev, RUG (20)
  2. VLBI mode: instruments and orbital constraints; A. Rudnitskiy and V. Kostenko, ASC LPI (20)

9) Millimetron vieuw on Key Science cases and required instrumentation

  1. Overview of the Millimetron main scientific tasks: AGN, CMB spectral distortions, life in the Universe and others; D. Novikov, ASC LPI (30)
  2. Black Hole Environment Imaging and possible worm hole  detections; Y. Shchekinov and I. Novikov, ASC LPI (30)

±15.40-16.00 Coffee/Tea Break

  c. Science with CMB spectral distortions; J. Chluba, JBCA / University of Manchester (30)
  d. Water at the earliest stages of star formation; P. Caselli , MPE (30)


10) Scientific drivers for studies of high mass star formation with Millimetron; I.  Zinchenko, IAP RAS (25)

11) Millimetron and CMB; J. Silk, IAP / Phys. Oxford (30) 17:00 (Skype)

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Tuesday 10 September
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Session 3. More (Key) Science with Millimetron: VLBI and Single Dish, Cosmology and Galaxy Evolution


12) Introduction and recap; Th. De Graauw; ESO/ASC LPI (15)


13) Millimetron and VLBI; E. Fomalont; ALMA/NRAO (25)

14) Simulations of imaging Sgr A* and M87: F. Roelofs; RU Nijmegen (20)

15) Simultaneous Multi-Frequency VLBI Observations of KVN and EKVN with Millimetron; T. Jung, KASI (15)


Single Dish Mode

16) Compact obscured nuclei; S. Aalto, Chalmers University of Technology (30)

17) Studies of high redshift galaxies with Millimetron; S. Pilipenko; ASC LPI (30)

±11.15- 11.30 Coffee/Tea Break


18) Scientific Synergies with Millimetron in the Study of Infrared-Bright Galaxies; Jeong Woong Seob;  KASI (15)

19) Perspective on Future CMB Observations; F. Bouchet; IAP (30)

20) Foreground challenges for measurements of spectral distortions; A. Rotti; JBCA/University of Manchester (15)

±12.30 Lunch Break

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21) CMB Observations with a mm-submm Spectro-Polarimeter;P. de Bernardis, Sapienza Univ. Roma (30)

22)Mapping the electron gas temperature across the entire sky through the relativistic SZ effect; M. Remazeilles, University of Manchester (15)


Session 4. More (Key) Science with Millimetron: Star and planet formation

23) Millimetron Galaxy-wide mapping of star formation ingredients; D. Elia, INAF-IAPS Rome (25)

24) Separating emission from hot and cold dust in nearby galaxies with Millimetron; G. Bendo, University of Manchester (15)

25) Dust properties and magnetic fields in protostars: state-of-the-art and remaining challenges; A. Maury, CEA (30)

26) Filamentary star formation and the possible role of magnetic fields on various scales; P. André, CEA (25)

±16.00 -16.30 Coffee/Tea Break

27)The water trail; M. Hogerheijde, University of Leiden (30)


Session 5: Related Missions/Projects

28) ALMA and Millimetron: L. Testi, ESO (25)

29) The SPICA mission; P. Roelfsema, SRON (25)


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Workshop Dinner 20.00


Wednesday 11 September
Start at 09.00


Session 6: More (Key) Science with Millimetron: Stars and Solar System


30) A Clearer Look At Evolved Stars; T. Danilovich, KUL (20)

31) Astro-Chemistry and Millimetron: B. Le Floch, Grenoble Univ. (30)

32) Solar System Observations with Millimetron: Giant Planets and satellites; P. Hartogh, MPS (30)

33) Solar System Observations with Millimetron: Asteroids and Comets; D. Lis, CalTec (30)

±10.50 -11.10 Coffee/Tea Break

34) Capability and science objectives of the Millimetron Space Observatory for the study of small bodies of the Solar System and exoplanets; A. Sobolev, Ural Federal University (15)


Session 7:  Instrumentation for Millimetron


35) Imaging and low/mid resolution polari-spectrometer concepts; A. Baryshev, RUG (30)

36) Imaging heterodyne spectrometer concept and science case; M. Wiedner, LERMA (30)

37) Nb-based Tunnel Junctions for Low-n; V. Koshelets, Kotel'nikov IREE RAS (15)

38) A quasi-optical circuit design for simultaneous millimeter and submillimeter waves observations, Seog-Tae Han, KASI (20)

±13.00 Lunch Break

Re- Start at 14:15

Session 8: Related Missions and Projects


39) RadioAstron Mission heritage; A.Rudnitsky and A. Andreanov, ASC-LPI (15)

40)From SOFIA science to Millimetron observing programs; H. Zinnecker, SOFIA (30)

41) Herschel: Heritage and Directions for the Millimetron Space Mission; G.Pilbratt, ESA-ESTEC (30)

±15.30 -15.45 Coffee/Tea Break


Session 9: Programmatic considerations


42) Science Management Plan (SMP) and working groups ; Th. de Graauw, ESO / ASC LPI (20)

43) Budget, Fundraising; S. Likhachev, ASC LPI (20)

Discussion and Workshop summary;  (Moderator: Th. de Graauw) (20)


Workshop ends ±17.00



MHROC - Millimetron Heterodyne Receiver of OI and CII; Volker-Ossenkopf-Okada, Phys. Inst. Koln.

High angular resolution observations of synthetic clusters of galaxies; Marco de Petris, Univ. di Roma.

Cosmology with the SZ spectrum: from RSZ to CMB Y distortions; G. Luzzi, Univ. di Roma