Consortium


Outline • CARMENES consortium outline
Institutions • List of the 11 Spanish and German centres involved in the design and construction of the instrument and GTO exploitation
Key names • Principal investigators, project scientists, system engineers, project managers...
Sponsors • Funding bodies and agencies that have contributed in building CARMENES
All consortium members • Contact details of all of us, in alphabetical order
Guests • Current and former science and engineering guests and senior advisor
Industrial collaborators and manufacturers • Private companies that have provided us with hardware or services
Postal address • For postal packages


Outline

CARMENES is the name of the instrument, the consortium that has designed and built it, and of the science project that is being carried out during guaranteed time observations. Over 200 scientists and engineers of 11 institutions in Spain and Germany have participated in the design, construction and science exploitation of the new "planet hunter". The consortium was built on the basis of a membership parity, with the same number of involved institutions in each country: five in Spain, five in Germany and the Spanish-German observatory of Calar Alto, near Almería in southern Spain, which was operated jointly by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas until 2018.

The CARMENES Core Management Team (CMT) was in charge of the day-to-day administration during the design, AIV and commissioning phases, and included the principal investigators, project scientists, system engineers, project managers and the observatory liaison. There was also a country parity in charges. During the Guaranteed Time Observations phase, the most active consortium body is the Science Coordination Team (SCT), which includes representatives of the 11 institutions.

The consortium has been a focus of high-tech industrial development, since tens of contracts with industrial collaborators and manufacturers were issued for completing the instrument, and some of our designs are reused by other teams worlwide. Although some hardware had to be bought in the USA or Japan, many components were purchased in Europe in general and Spain and Germany in particular. Some important private collaborators in our two countries, in term of technical relevance and contract amount, were Ecofred, Fractal, Kaufman, Kinkele, NTG, Pfeiffer or Trinos.

CARMENES was funded by the German Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG), the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the European Union through FEDER/ERF FICTS-2011-02 funds, and the members of the CARMENES Consortium (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Landessternwarte Königstuhl, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Hamburger Sternwarte, Centro de Astrobiología and Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán), with additional contributions by the Spanish Ministry of Science*, the German Science Foundation (DFG), the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, the states of Baden-Württemberg and Niedersachsen, and by the Junta de Andalucía.

In summer 2018, CAHA selected an upgrade of CARMENES as one of the only two projects for new instrumentation at the 3.5 m Calar Alto telescope. CARMENES does radial-velocity TESS follow-up, and will do so for ESA missions Gaia and, after 2026, PLATO.


Institutions

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, MPIA
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Heidelberg
Germany
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, IAA
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Granada
Spain
Landessternwarte Königstuhl, LSW
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg
Germany
Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, ICE
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya
Barcelona
Spain
Insitut für Astrophysik Göttingen, IAG
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen
Germany
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, UCM
Departamento de Astrofísica
Madrid
Spain
Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, TLS
Karl-Schwarzschild-Observatorium
Tautenburg
Germany
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, IAC
Tenerife
Spain
Hamburger Sternwarte, HS
Universität Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
Centro de Astrobiología, CAB
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial
Madrid
Spain
Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán, CAHA
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Calar Alto
Germany+Spain


Key names

Name Duty E-mail (© » @) Phone
Pedro J.
Amado
Deputy principal investigator pja©iaa.es +34 958230639
José A.
Caballero
Instrument astronomer ja.caballero©csic.es +34 918131506
Andreas
Quirrenbach
Principal investigator a.quirrenbach©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de +49 6221541792
Ansgar
Reiners
Deputy project scientist ansgar.reiners©phys.uni-goettingen.de +49 5513913825
Ignasi
Ribas
Project scientist iribas©ice.csic.es +34 935814371
Walter
Seifert
System engineer w.seifert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de +49 6221541732


Sponsors

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften
MPG
Germany
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
CSIC
Spain
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
DFG
Germany
Programa Nacional de Astronomía y Astrofísica
Ministerio de Economía y Competividad / Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
MINECO
Spain
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
BMBF
Germany
Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH
KTS
Germany
Junta de Andalucía
La Junta
Spain
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
DLR
Germany
AstroMadrid
Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid
AstroMadrid
Spain
Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional
European Regional Fund
FEDER/ERDF
European Union


Consortium members

Name Centre E-mail (© » @)
Jesús
Aceituno
CAHA aceitun©caha.es
Pedro J.
Amado
IAA pja©iaa.es
Guillem
Anglada-Escudé
IAA* g.anglada©qmul.ac.uk
Marco
Azzaro
CAHA mazzaro©caha.es
David
Baroch
ICE* david.baroch©e-campus.uab.cat
David
Barrado
CAB barrado©cab.inta-csic.es
Florian
Bauer
IAA fbauer©iaa.es
Santiago
Becerril
IAA santiago©iaa.es
Víctor J. S.
Béjar
IAC vbejar©iac.es
Daniel
Benítez
CAHA dbenitez©caha.es
Paz
Bluhm
LSW pbluhm©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Martin
Brinkmóller
LSW m.brinkmoeller©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
José A.
Caballero
CAB ja.caballero©csic.es
Rocío
Calvo Ortega
IAA rcalvo©iaa.es
Carlos
Cardona Guillén
IAC ccardona©iac.es
Nuria
Casasayas-Barris
IAC nuriacb©iac.es
Chaturvedi
Priyanka
TLS priyanka©tls-tautenburg.de
Guo
Chen
IAC gchen©iac.es
Carlos
Cifuentes
CAB ccifuentes©cab.inta-csic.es
Josep
Colomé
ICE colome©ice.cat
Miriam
Cortés-Contreras
CAB mcortes©cab.inta-csic.es
Stefan
Czesla
HS sczesla©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Enrique
Díez-Alonso
UCM enridiez©ucm.es
Stefan
Dreizler
IAG dreizler©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Néstor
Espinoza
MPIA espinoza@mpia.de
Kai
Froehlich
HS kfroehlich©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Birgit
Fuhrmeister
HS bfuhrmeister©hs.uni-hamburg.de
David
Galadí-Enríquez
CAHA dgaladi©caha.es
Esther
González-Álvarez
CAB egonzalez©cab.inta-csic.es
Lucía
González Cuesta
IAC
Jonay I.
González Hernández
IAC jonay©iac.es
Eike W.
Guenther
TLS guenther©tls-tautenburg.de
Enrique
de Guindos
CAHA guindos©caha.es
Andrea
Guzmán Mesa
IAG andrea.guzmanmesa©stud.uni-goettingen.de
Hans-J.
Hagen
HS hhagen©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Lara
Hartung
TLS lara©tls-tautenburg.de
Artie P.
Hatzes
TLS artie©tls-tautenburg.de
Peter H.
Hauschildt
HS phauschildt©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Jens
Helmling
CAHA helmling©caha.es
Thomas
Henning
MPIA henning©mpia.de
Oliver
Herbort
IAG oliver.herbort©stud.uni-goettingen.de
Luis
Hernández Castaño
CAHA hdez©caha.es
Enrique
Herrero
ICE eherrero©ice.cat
Dominik
Hintz
HS dominik.hintz©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Panagiotis
Ioannidis
HS pioannidis©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Sandra V.
Jeffers
IAG jeffers©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Erik N.
Johnson
IAG erik.johnson©stud.uni-goettingen.de
Enrique
de Juan
CAHA edejuan©caha.es
Adrian
Kaminski
LSW a.kaminski©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Jonas
Kemmer
LSW jkemmer©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Jessica
Khaimova
IAG jessica.khaimova©uni-goettingen.de
Sara
Khalafinejad
MPIA khalafinejad©mpia.de
Hubert
Klahr
MPIA klahr©mpia.de
Sarah-J.
Köntges
TLS sarah©tls-tautenburg.de
Diana
Kossakowski
MPIA kossakowski©mpia.de
Martin
Kürster
MPIA kuerster©mpia.de
Fernando
Labarga
UCM flabarga©ucm.es
Marina
Lafarga
ICE lafarga©ice.cat
Sairam
Lalitha
IAG lalitha.sairam©uni-goettingen.de
Manuel
Lampón
IAA mlampon©iaa.es
Luisa M.
Lara
IAA lara©iaa.es
Ralf
Launhardt
MPIA rl©mpia.de
Florian
Liebing
IAG liebing©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Nicolas
Lodieu
IAC nlodieu©iac.es
Mauro
López del Fresno
CAB mauro©cab.inta-csic.es
María J.
López-González
IAA mjlg©iaa.es
Manuel
López-Puertas
IAA puertas©iaa.es
Hans-G.
Ludwig
LSW hludwig©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Rafael
Luque
IAC rluque©iac.es
Holger
Mandel
LSW h.mandel©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Emilio G.
Marfil
UCM emigom01©ucm.es
Eduardo L.
Martín
CAB ege©cab.inta-csic.es
Susana
Martín-Ruiz
IAA susana©iaa.es
Richard J.
Mathar
MPIA mathar©mpia.de
Karan
Molaverdikhani
MPIA karan©mpia.de
David
Montes
UCM dmontes©ucm.es
Juan Carlos
Morales
ICE morales©ice.cat
Rafael
Morales Muñoz
IAA rmorales©iaa.es
Evangelos
Nagel
HS evangelos.nagel©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Lisa
Nortmann
IAC lnortmann©iac.es
Grzegorz
Nowak
IAC gnowak©iac.es
Julia
Olivares
IAA
Mahmoudreza
Oshagh
IAG moshagh©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Enric
Pallé
IAC epalle©iac.es
Fabian
Pannek
HS fabian.pannek©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Vera M.
Passegger
HS vpasseger©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Alexey
Pavlov
MPIA pavlov©mpia.de
Santos
Pedraz
CAHA pedraz©caha.es
David
Pérez Medialdea
IAA davidp©iaa.es
Manuel
Perger
ICE perger©ieec.cat
Andreas
Quirrenbach
LSW a.quirrenbach©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Rafael
Rebolo
IAC rrl©iac.es
Sabine
Reffert
LSW s.reffert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Ansgar
Reiners
IAG ansgar.reiners©phys.uni-goettingen.de
Ignasi
Ribas
ICE iribas©ice.cat
Eloy
Rodríguez
IAA eloy©iaa.es
Cristina
Rodríguez López
IAA crl©iaa.es
Albert
Rosich
ICE rosich©ice.cat
Silvia
Sabotta
TLS silvia©tls-tautenburg.de
Sepideh
Sadegi
LSW ssadegi©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Michael
Salz
MPIA msalz©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Alejandro
Sánchez-López
IAA alexsl©iaa.es
Jorge
Sanz-Forcada
CAB jsanz©cab.inta-csic.es
Jan-C.
Sarfeld
IAG jsarfeld©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Paula
Sarkis
MPIA sarkis©mpia.de
Sebastian
Schäfer
IAG schaefer©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Jörg
Schiller
TLS schiller©tls-tautenburg.de
Martin
Schlecker
MPIA schlecker©mpia.de
Jürgen H. M. M.
Schmitt
HS jschmitt©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Patrick
Schöfer
IAG schoefer©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Andreas
Schweitzer
HS andreas.schweitzer©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Walter
Seifert
LSW w.seifert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Denis
Shulyak
IAG denis©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Enrique
Solano
CAB esm©cab.inta-csic.es
Otmar
Stahl
LSW o.stahl©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Monika
Stangret
IAC mstangret©iac.es
Stephan A.
Stock
LSW s.stock©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
John B. P.
Strachan
IAA* j.b.p.strachan©qmul.ac.uk
Thomas A.
Stuber
LSW tstuber©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Hugo M.
Tabernero
CAB htabernero@cab.inta-csic.es
Marcelo
Tala-Pinto
LSW mtala©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Trifon
Trifonov
MPIA trifonov@mpia.de
Fei
Yan
IAG fyan©uni-goettingen.de
María R.
Zapatero Osorio
CAB mosorio©cab.inta-csic.es
Mathias
Zechmeister
IAG zechmeister©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de

Former members: Francisco J. Abellán (UCM, MSc), Miguel Abril (IAA), Cristina Afonso (MPIA), Matthias Ammler-von Eiff (TLS), Regina Antona Jiménez (IAA), Heiko Anwand-Heerwart (IAG), Jacob L. Bean (IAG), Manuel Blümcke (TLS), Armin Böhm (MPIA), José Cano (UCM, MSc), Jorge Carro (UCM, MSc), M. Concepción Cárdenas (IAA, MPIA), Estefanía Casal (IAA), Antonio Claret (IAA), Luis P. Costillo (IAA), Jane Crowley (IAG), Michaela Doellinger (TLS), Ricardo Dorda (UCM, MSc), Carmen Feiz (LSW), Matilde Fernández (IAA), Irene M. Ferro (IAA), Xavier Francisco (ICE), Guillaume Gaisné (IAC, Erasmus), Iván Gallardo (UCM, MSc), María C. Gálvez-Ortiz (CAB), Álvaro García-Piquer (ICE), Rafael Garrido (IAA), Lluís Gesa (ICE), Vicente Gómez-Galera (CAHA), Rodrigo González Peinado (UCM, MSc), Stefan Grohnert (LSW, MSc), Ulrich Grözinger (MPIA), Josep Guàrdia (ICE), Juan Gutiérrez-Soto (IAA), Dieter Hermann (MPIA), Ricardo Hernández Arabí (CAHA), Francisco Hernández Hernando (CAHA), Diego Hidalgo (UCM, MSc), Gonzalo Holgado (UCM, MSc), Armin Huber (MPIA), Klaus F. Huber (HS), Philipp Huke (IAG), Viki Joergens (MPIA), Michael Kehr (TLS), Minjae Kim (LSW), Ralf Klein (MPIA), Alexis Klutsch (UCM), Nicolas Labiche (LSW, MSc), André Lamert (IAG, MSc), Werner Laun (MPIA), F. Javier Lázaro (UCM, MSc), Ulrike Lemke (IAG), Rainer Lenzen (MPIA), Manuel Llamas (UCM, BSc), Belén López-Martí (CAB), Juan F. López-Salas (CAHA), Héctor Magán Madinabeitia (CAHA), Ulrich Mall (MPIA), Julio Marín Molina (CAHA), David Maroto Fernández (CAHA), Héctor Martínez-Rodríguez (UCM, MSc), Eduard Mirabet (IAA), Andrés Moya (IAA, CAB), Reinhard Mundt (MPIA), Vianak Naranjo (MPIA), Raquel Oreiro (IAA), Johana Panduro (MPIA), Enrique Pérez (IAA), Michael Pluto (TLS), José M. Quintana (CAHA), Ovidio Rabaza (IAA), Alejandro Ramón (IAA), Pablo Redondo (IAA), Santiago Reinhart (CAHA), Petra Rhode (IAG), Hans-Walter Rix (MPIA), Florian Rodler (ICE, MPIA), Alicia Rodríguez Trinidad (IAA), Ralf-Reiner Rohloff (MPIA), Miguel A. Sánchez Carrasco (IAA), Luis F. Sarmiento (IAG), Christof Schmidt (IAG), Johny Setiawan (MPIA), Clemens Storz (MPIA), Juan Carlos Suárez (IAA), Ulli Thiele (CAHA), Rainer-G. Ulbrich (IAG), Gerardo Veredas (LSW), José I. Vico Linares (CAHA), Manuela Vidal-Dasilva (CAB), Karl Wagner (MPIA, LSW), Günter Wiedemann (HS), Johannes Winkler (TLS), Vera Wolthoff (LSW, MSc), Zinglin Zhao (IAG)



Guests

Name Centre E-mail (© » @)
F. Javier
Alonso-Floriano
Sterrewacht Leiden
(NL) [UCM]
alonso©strw.leidenuniv.nl
Zaira M.
Berdiñas
Universidad de Chile
(CL) [IAA]
berdinas©das.uchile.cl
Carlos
del Burgo
INAOE
(MX) [CAB]
cburgo©inaoep.mx
Javier
López-Santiago
Universidad Carlos III
(ES) [UCM]
jalopezs©ing.uc3m.es
Luigi
Mancini
Tor Vergata
(IT) [MPIA]
lmancini©roma2.infn.it
Aviv
Ofir
Weizmann
(IL) [IAG]
avivofir©weizmann.ac.il
Luis M.
Sarro
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (ES) [CAB] lsb©dia.uned.es
Maritza G.
Soto
Universidad de Chile
(CL) [IAA]
msoto©das.uchile.cl
Julian
Stürmer
University of Chicago
(USA) [LSW]
stuermer©uchicago.edu
Lev
Tal-Or
Tel Aviv University
(IL) [IAG]
levtalor©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de

Former science and engineering guests: Moritz Besser, María L. García-Vargas (Fractal), Roger Haynes, Juan Herranz Álvarez (Proactive R&D), Josef Hron, Thomas Kallinger, Jean-Louis Lizon (ESO), Luciano Mantegazza, Nicolás Nardetto, Ana Pérez-Calpena (Fractal), Michael A. C. Perryman (MPG), Ennio Poretti, William Rambold, Philipp Richter, Alberto Riva, Martin M. Roth, Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco (DSO), Andreas Seifahrt, Simon M. Tulloch (Qucam), Werner W. Weiss, Wenli Xu (WXOSE), Filippo Zerbi



Industrial collaborators and manufacturers

ARC
Astronomical Research Cameras Inc.
USA
(Electronics for VIS detector)
AsScientific
AS Scientific Products Ltd.
UK
(LN2 feeding system components)
CeramOptec
CeramOptec GmbH
Germany
(Fibre optics)
Cryotherm
Cryotherm GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
(LN2 feeding system tanks)
Cryovac
Cryovac Anevac S.L.
Spain
(NIR in-vacuum cooling system hardware)
Dell
Dell Inc.
USA/Spain/Germany
(Computers and servers)
DHF
D.H. Frank mbH
Germany
(Front-end concept design)
Optical Development
Diseño de Sistemas Ópticos Ernesto Sánchez-Blanco
Spain
(NIR channel optics and PDR fibres design)
e2v
e2v
UK
(VIS channel detector)
Ecofred
Ecofred Sistemes S.L.
Spain
(Coudé room refurbishment and clean tent)
Edmund Optics
Edmund Optics Inc.
USA
(Small optical equipment)
EHD
EHD imaging GmbH
Germany
(Filter wheels for exposure meters)
ESO
European Southern Observatory
European Union
(NIR channel cooling unit, detector cryostats design, sorption pumps)
Fisba
Fisba Optik AG
Switzerland
(VIS camera)
Fractal
Fractal SLNE
Spain
(Project management, system engineering, documentation, management software suite, VIS channel detector electronics)
Glenair
Glenair Iberica
USA/Spain
(Connectors for VIS detector cryostat)
Hamamatsu
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
Japan
(NIR and VIS exposure meter cameras)
Hilsonic
Hilsonic Ultrasonic Cleaning Equipment
UK
(Ultrasonic cleaning tank)
Huber
Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau GmbH
Germany
(Fabry-Pérot etalons thermoregulator)
ILFA
ILFA GmbH
Germany
(Rigidflex printed circuit boards)
Indicam
Indicam Technologies S.L.
Spain
(NIR mechanical parts)
Infrared
Infrared Laboratories Inc.
USA
(Connectors for VIS detector cryostat)
Jehier
Hutchinson Group
France/Germany
(NIR multi-layer insulator)
Kaufman
Horst W. Kaufmann Präzisions-Optik
Germany
(NIR and VIS image slicers)
Kinkele
Kinkele GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
(VIS optical bench and radiation shield)
Lake Shore
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
USA
(Sensors and controllers)
NC solutions
New Control Solutions S.L.L.
Spain
(Interlocks components)
Misumi
Misumi Corp.
Japan
(Small mechanical components)
Maassen
Maassen GmbH
Germany
(Hollow-cathode lamps)
Newport
Newport Corporation
USA/Spain/Germany
(NIR and VIS échelle grating mosaics -Richardson Gratings-, NIR grism, calibration units precision rotation stages and optical benches, etalons optical bench)
NTE-SENER
NTE-SENER
Spain
(Mechanical design of mounts -cross dispersers, exposure meters, NIR échelle grating and collimator mirror-, fibre exit units, baffles)
NTG
NTG Neue Technologien GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
(NIR and VIS vacuum tanks)
Ohara
Ohara Inc.
Japan
(Optical components)
Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH
Germany
(NIR and VIS vacuum systems)
Proactiverd
Proactive R&D
Spain
(NIR channel optomechanics design)
Qucam
Qucam Astronomical Detectors
Spain
(VIS channel detector electronics)
SDMS
SDMS la chaudronnerie blanche
France
(Main heat exchanger of the NIR cooling unit, NIR and VIS continuous-flow cryostats)
SLS
SLS Optics Ltd
UK
(Fabry-Pérot etalons opto-mechanics)
SX
Starlight Xpress Ltd
UK
(A&G detector)
Teledyne
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
USA
(NIR channel sensor array)
Thorlabs
Thorlabs Inc.
USA
(Small optical equipment)
Trinos
(Trinos) The Vacuum Projects S.L.U.
Spain
(NIR optical bench)
Vacom
VACOM Vakuum Komponenten & Messtechnik GmbH
Germany
(Fabry-Pérot etalons vacuum system)
XU-OSE
Wenli Xu Optical System Engineering
Germany
(VIS channel and front-end optics design)
Winlight
Winlight System Finance
France
(NIR camera, NIR and VIS collimator mirrors)


Postal address

CARMENES
c/o Dr. Sabine Reffert
Zentrum für Astronomie Universität Heidelberg (ZAH)
Landessternwarte
Königstuhl 12
D-69117 Heidelberg
Germany