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News//PRISMAS Meeting - November 19-20 2009, Paris

Last update 11-25-2009 07:15 pm / Massimo De Luca

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PRISMAS meeting

The main purpose of this PRISMAS meeting is to review and discuss the state of the art of the theoretical chemical models, the modeling of the source emission & absorption spectra, the observing plans and data processing strategy of the Herschel PRISMAS Programme.


In order to better organize the meeting we ask you to fill in the

Registration Form by November 13th.

Here a list of registerd participants. In case you registered yourself and you don't appear in this list, try to submit the registration again or contact us.



Proposed agenda:


        19 November:
10:00 Coffee
10:30 Meeting purpose and HIFI PSP (M. Gerin)
10:45 HIFI sensitivity and data processing strategy (B. Delforge with help from D. Teyssier)
11:30 Synthetic spectra and AORs optimization (M. De Luca)
12:00 Discussion on observing strategy :
- Mini line survey vs 2 LO tunings ?
- Is 2 tuning OK ?
- Optimisation of AORs : noise level, S/N on continuum, number of lines to be observed simultaneously
- Priority list for PRISMAS sources
- Relation with other HIFI programmes

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 Laboratory activities: short updates (T. Giesen)
14:30 PACS performance and pipeline status (A. Contursi)
15:00 PACS strategy and science (J. Goicoechea)
15:30 Ground-based data from IRAM (E. Falgarone)
16:00 Coffe break
16:30 ground based data from CSO, HCl and 13CH+ (T. Phillips)
17:00 Discussion

19:30 Dinner


20 November:
10:00 Coffee
10:30 Non-LTE analyses of absorption-line surveys (J. H. Black)
11:00 Models of Halogen (D. Neufeld)
11:30 Turbulent dissipative region ( B. Godard or E Falgarone)
12:00 The Meudon PDR data base, (F. Le Petit)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Discussion on models
14:30 The PRISMAS data base, what is missing ? (M. Gerin)
15:00 General discussion
16:00 Meeting ends

Feel free to suggest more topics to be included in the agenda.
Any contribution will be very welcomed.

If you propose yourself for a contribution, please, let us know if you have any time constraints to take into account in preparing the final schedule.



When/Where: Paris, at the Observatoire de Paris, Salle du Conseil, on November 19th (starting at ~10am) and 20th (up to ~4pm) 2009.

Note: Metro stop Denfert-Rochereau, lines 4, 6 and RER B.




Here a list of hotels in the area of the Observatoire.

Note: The indicated prices are not updated and do not take into account the special prices for IAP.

How to reach the Observatoire de Paris.

Note: The entrance is located on 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau.



Please contact Maryvonne Gerin (maryvonne.gerin) or Massimo De Luca (massimo.de.luca) at lra.ens.fr for further information / suggestions.