The IRAM program committee convened in Grenoble on April 2 and 3 to discuss the proposals submitted for the summer 2001 scheduling period. The committee was chaired by Thierry Montmerle.
98 proposals were received for the 30m telescope, requesting 4520 hours of telescope time. The highest rating ``A'' was given to 38 proposals; 23 proposals were rated ``B'', i.e. were given backup status. The remaining proposals, although scientifically valuable in most cases, were rated ``C''. The individual ratings are listed in the attached table. All A-rated proposals will be scheduled on the telescope, although some with less time than requested. We expect that less than half of the B-rated programs will actually be scheduled. The selection will take into account scientific merit, crowding in certain right ascension ranges, and general aspects of balance. Proposals rated ``C'' will not get telescope time.
The principal investigators of each proposal will also be informed by letter which will include comments issued by the committee if there are any.
|A Programs||B Programs||C Programs|
For the interferometer, we have received 31 proposals. There has been
a clear majority of extragalactic projects as shown by the pie
chart (Fig. 1). Programs were classified A (accepted), B (backup) and C
(rejected). Programs rated A will be scheduled in priority. Further
time, if it becomes available, will go to the B programs, taking into
account scientific merit, crowding in certain right ascension ranges
and general aspects of balance.
An IRAM contact person will be assigned to all projects rated A and B without an internal collaborator.