Large Latin American Millimeter Array


  • Gustavo Esteban Romero Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía


The Large Latin American Millimeter Array (LLAMA) is a multipurpose single-dish 12 m radiotelescope with VLBI capability under construction in the Puna de Atacama desert in the Province of Salta, Argentina. In this paper I review the project, the instrument, the current status, and the scientific goals of this astronomical collaboration beween Argentina and Brazil.

Author Biography

Gustavo Esteban Romero, Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía

Gustavo E. Romero is a Full Professor of Relativistic Astrophysics at the University of La Plata and Superior Researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). He is a former President of the Argentine Astronomical Society and is the current Director of the Argentine Institute for Radio Astronomy (IAR). Romero is one of the most frequently cited scientists of Argentina. He has published more than 450 papers on astrophysics, gravitation, the foundations of physics, philosophy, and 12 books. Most of his research focuses on black hole physics, gamma-ray astrophysics, gravitation, cosmic rays, and ontological problems of spacetime theories. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including the Houssay Prize (twice), the Gaviola Award from the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina, and the Helmholtz International Award. Among his books we can mention Introducción a la Astrofísica Relativista (Universitat de Barcelona Press, 2011 in collaboration with J.M. Paredes), Introduction to Black Hole Astrophysics (Springer, 2013 in collaboration with G. Vila) and Scientific Philosophy (Springer, 2018).