The Large Millimeter Telescope Project

UMass Amherst, in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Astrofiscia, Optica y Electronica in Mexico, successfully built a 50 meter diameter telescope at a high altitude site in Mexico. The LMT is known to be the biggest millimeter-wave telescope in the world. Designed for astronomical observations it assists in the exploration of the physical processes that lead to the formation and evolution of planetary systems, stars, black-holes and galaxies throughout the 13.7 billion year history of the Universe.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Neither applies

Program Start (and End Dates): 

January 1, 2001

Partner(s): 

Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica
San Andres Cholula, 72840
United States

Program Director: 

F. Peter Schloerb

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

F. Peter Schloerb

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Astronomy

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

Yes

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

No