Future Science Prospects for AMI

Keith Grainge, Paul Alexander, Richard Battye, Mark Birkinshaw, Andrew Blain, Malcolm Bremer, Sarah Bridle, Michael Brown, Richard Davis, Clive Dickinson, Alastair Edge, George Efstathiou, Robert Fender, Martin Hardcastle, Jennifer Hatchell, Michael Hobson, Matthew Jarvis, Benjamin Maughan, Ian McHardy, Matthew MiddletonAnthony Lasenby, Richard Saunders, Giorgio Savini, Anna Scaife, Graham Smith, Mark Thompson, Glenn White, Kris Zarb-Adami, James Allison, Jane Buckle, Alberto Castro-Tirado, Maria Chernyakova, Roger Deane, Farhan Feroz, Ricardo Genova Santos, David Green, Diana Hannikainen, Ian Heywood, Natasha Hurley-Walker, Ruediger Kneissl, Karri Koljonen, Shrinivas Kulkarni, Sera Markoff, Carrie MacTavish, Michael McCollough, Simone Migliari, Jon M Miller, James Miller-Jones, Malak Olamaie, Zsolt Paragi, Timothy Pearson, Guy Pooley, Katja Pottschmidt, Rafael Rebolo, John Richer, Julia Riley, Jerome Rodriguez, Carmen Rodriguez-Gonzalvez, Anthony Rushton, Petri Savolainen, Paul Scott, Timothy Shimwell, Marco Tavani, John Tomsick, Valeriu Tudose, Kurt van der Heyden, Alexander van der Horst, Angelo Varlotta, Elizabeth Waldram, Joern Wilms, Andrzej Zdziarski, Jonathan Zwart, Yvette Perrott, Clare Rumsey, Michel Schammel

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


    The Arcminute Microkelvin Imager (AMI) is a telescope specifically designed for high sensitivity measurements of low-surface-brightness features at cm-wavelength and has unique, important capabilities. It consists of two interferometer arrays operating over 13.5-18 GHz that image structures on scales of 0.5-10 arcmin with very low systematics. The Small Array (AMI-SA; ten 3.7-m antennas) couples very well to Sunyaev-Zel'dovich features from galaxy clusters and to many Galactic features. The Large Array (AMI-LA; eight 13-m antennas) has a collecting area ten times that of the AMI-SA and longer baselines, crucially allowing the removal of the effects of confusing radio point sources from regions of low surface-brightness, extended emission. Moreover AMI provides fast, deep object surveying and allows monitoring of large numbers of objects. In this White Paper we review the new science - both Galactic and extragalactic - already achieved with AMI and outline the prospects for much more.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherNo publisher name
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameArXiv e-prints


    • Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
    • Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
    • Astrophysics - Galaxy Astrophysics
    • Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena


    Dive into the research topics of 'Future Science Prospects for AMI'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this