The Large Millimeter Telescope Project

LMT (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.
Begin / End Date:
Monday, January 1, 2001
Assessment Mechanism:
No
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UNIT(s):
College of Natural Sciences/Astronomy

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Partner(s):
  • Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica
    72840 San Andres Cholula Puebla
    Mexico