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 the 152 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. Almost 150 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 is operated jointly by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

The CARMENES Core Management Team (CMT) is in charge of the day-to-day administration, and includes the principal investigators (PIs), project scientists (PSs), system engineers (SEs), project managers (PMs) and the observatory liaison. There is also a country parity in charges.

The consortium has been a focus of high-tech industrial development, since tens of contracts with industrial collaborators and manufacturers have been issued for completing the instrument. Although some hardware had to be bought outside Europe, 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, have been Ecofred, Fractal, Kaufman, Kinkele, NTG, Pfeiffer or Trinos.

CARMENES has been funded by the Max Planck Gesellschaft, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, and the members of the CARMENES Consortium, with additional contributions by the Spanish MICINN/MINECO, the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, the Junta de Andalucía, and by the European Union through ERDF (FEDER) funds.


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
Marco
Azzaro
Project manager mazzaro©caha.es +34 958230661 +34 950632506
José A.
Caballero
Instrument astronomer, webmaster ja.caballero©csic.es +49 6221541754
David
Galadí
CAHA liaison dgaladi©caha.es +34 950632518
Holger
Mandel
Deputy project manager h.mandel©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de +49 6221541734
Ralf
Launhardt
MPIA liaison rl©mpia.de +49 6221528207
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©ieec.uab.es +34 935814371
Walter
Seifert
Deputy 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 (© » @)
Miguel
Abril
IAA mabril©iaa.es
Jesús
Aceituno
CAHA aceitun©caha.es
F. Javier
Alonso-Floriano
UCM fjalonso©fis.ucm.es
Pedro J.
Amado
IAA pja©iaa.es
Matthias
Ammler-von Eiff
TLS* ammler©mps.mpg.de
Guillem
Anglada-Escudé
IAA* g.anglada©qmul.ac.uk
Heiko
Anwand-Heerwart
IAG hanwand©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Marco
Azzaro
CAHA mazzaro©caha.es
Florian
Bauer
IAG fbauer©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
David
Barrado
CAB barrado©cab.inta-csic.es
Santiago
Becerril
IAA santiago©iaa.es
Víctor J. S.
Béjar
IAC vbejar©iac.es
Daniel
Benítez
CAHA dbenitez©caha.es
Zaira M.
Berdiñas
IAA zaira©iaa.es
Manuel
Blümcke
TLS bluemcke©tls-tautenburg.de
Martin
Brinkmöller
LSW m.brinkmoeller©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Carlos
del Burgo
CAB* cburgo©inaoep.mx
José A.
Caballero
LSW ja.caballero©csic.es
M. Concepción
Cárdenas
MPIA conchi©mpia.de
Estefanía
Casal
IAA ecasal©iaa.es
Antonio
Claret
IAA claret©iaa.es
Josep
Colomé
ICE colome©ice.cat
Miriam
Cortés-Contreras
UCM micortes©ucm.es
Stefan
Czesla
HS sczesla©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Enrique
Díez-Alonso
UCM enridiez©ucm.es
Michaela
Doellinger
TLS michaela©tls-tautenburg.de
Stefan
Dreizler
IAG dreizler©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Carmen
Feiz
LSW cfeiz©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Matilde
Fernández
IAA matilde©iaa.es
Irene M.
Ferro
IAA iferro©iaa.es
Kai
Froehlich
HS kfroehlich©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Birgit
Fuhrmeister
HS bfuhrmeister©hs.uni-hamburg.de
David
Galadí
CAHA dgaladi©caha.es
María Cruz
Gálvez-Ortiz
CAB mcz©cab.inta-csic.es
Álvaro
García-Piquer
ICE agarcia©ice.cat
María L.
García-Vargas
Fractal* marisa.garcia©fractal-es.com
Rafael
Garrido
IAA garrido©iaa.es
Lluís
Gesa
ICE gesa©ice.cat
Vicente
Gómez Galera
CAHA gomez©caha.es
Jonay I.
González Hernández
IAC jonay©iac.es
Ulrich
Grözinger
MPIA groezinger©mpia.de
Stefan
Grohnert
LSW sgrohnert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Josep
Guàrdia
ICE guardia©ice.es
Eike W.
Guenther
TLS guenther©tls-tautenburg.de
Enrique
de Guindos
CAHA guindos©caha.es
Hans-J.
Hagen
HS hhagen©hs.uni-hamburg.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
Ricardo
Hernández Arabí
CAHA ricky©caha.es
Luis
Hernández Castaño
CAHA hdez©caha.es
Francisco
Hernández Hernando
CAHA otero©caha.es
Enrique
Herrero
ICE eherrero©ice.cat
Armin
Huber
MPIA huber©mpia.de
Klaus F.
Huber
HS khuber©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Philipp
Huke
IAG huke©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Sandra V.
Jeffers
IAG jeffers©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Erik
Johnson
IAG erik.johnson©stud.uni-goettingen.de
Enrique
de Juan
CAHA edejuan©caha.es
Adrian
Kaminski
LSW a.kaminski©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Michael
Kehr
TLS kehr©tls-tautenburg.de
Minjae
Kim
LSW* mkim©astrophysik.uni-kiel.de
Ralf
Klein
MPIA klein©mpia.de
Jonas
Klüter
LSW jklueter©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Alexis
Klutsch
UCM* alexis.klutsch©oact.inaf.it
Martin
Kürster
MPIA kuerster©mpia.de
Marina
Lafarga
ICE lafarga©ice.cat
Luisa M.
Lara
IAA lara©iaa.es
Werner
Laun
MPIA laun©mpia.de
Ralf
Launhardt
MPIA rl©mpia.de
Ulrike
Lemke
IAG ulemke©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Rainer
Lenzen
MPIA lenzen©mpia.de
Mauro
López del Fresno
CAB mauro©cab.inta-csic.es
Mercedes
López-Morales
ICE* mlopez©cfa.harvard.edu
Manuel
López-Puertas
IAA puertas©iaa.es
Javier
López-Santiago
UCM jalopezs©ucm.es
Juan Francisco
López Salas
CAHA jfran©caha.es
Rafael
Luque-Ramírez
LSW ...©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Héctor
Magán Madinabeitia
CAHA hmagan©caha.es
Ulrich
Mall
MPIA mall©mpia.de
Luigi
Mancini
MPIA mancini©mpia.de
Holger
Mandel
LSW h.mandel©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Julio A.
Marín Molina
CAHA jmarin©caha.es
David
Maroto Fernández
CAHA dmaroto©caha.es
Eduardo L.
Martín
CAB ege©cab.inta-csic.es
Susana
Martín-Ruiz
IAA susana©iaa.es
Christopher
Marvin
IAG cmarvin©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Richard J.
Mathar
MPIA mathar©mpia.de
Eduard
Mirabet
IAA emirabet©iaa.es
David
Montes
UCM dmontes©ucm.es
Juan Carlos
Morales
ICE morales©ice.cat
Rafael
Morales Muñoz
IAA rmorales©iaa.es
Reinhard
Mundt
MPIA mundt©mpia.de
Evangelos
Nagel
HS evangelos.nagel©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Vianak
Naranjo
MPIA naranjo©mpia.de
Lisa
Nortmann
IAC lnortmann©iac.es
Grzegorz
Nowak
IAC gnowak©iac.es
Aviv
Ofir
IAG* avivofir©weizmann.ac.il
Enric
Pallé
IAC epalle©iac.es
Johana
Panduro
MPIA panduro©mpia.de
Vera M.
Passegger
IAG vmpasseg©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Alexey
Pavlov
MPIA pavlov©mpia.de
Santos
Pedraz
CAHA pedraz©caha.es
Enrique
Pérez
IAA eperez©iaa.es
Ana
Pérez-Calpena
Fractal* ana.perez©fractal-es.com
David
Pérez Medialdea
IAA davidp©iaa.es
Manuel
Perger
ICE perger©ieec.cat
Michael
Pluto
TLS pluto©tls-tautenburg.de
Andreas
Quirrenbach
LSW a.quirrenbach©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Alejandro
Ramón
IAA a.ramonballesta©gmail.com
Rafael
Rebolo
IAC rrl©iac.es
Pablo
Redondo
IAC predondo©iac.es
Sabine
Reffert
LSW s.reffert©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Ansgar
Reiners
IAG ansgar.reiners©phys.uni-goettingen.de
Santiago
Reinhart
CAHA reinhart©caha.es
Petra
Rhode
IAG prhode©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Ignasi
Ribas
ICE iribas©ice.cat
Hans-Walter
Rix
MPIA rix©mpia.de
Florian
Rodler
MPIA flo©mpia.de
Eloy
Rodríguez
IAA eloy©iaa.es
Cristina
Rodríguez López
IAA crl©iaa.es
Ralf-Reiner
Rohloff
MPIA rohloff©mpia.de
Albert
Rosich
ICE rosich©ice.cat
Sepideh
Sadegi
LSW ssadegi©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Michael
Salz
MPIA msalz©hs.uni-hamburg.de
Ernesto
Sánchez-Blanco
IAA* ernesto.sb©opticaldevelopment.es
Miguel A.
Sánchez Carrasco
IAA miguelan©iaa.es
Jorge
Sanz-Forcada
CAB jsanz©cab.inta-csic.es
Paula
Sarkis
MPIA sarkis©mpia.de
Luis F.
Sarmiento
IAG sarmiento©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Sebastian
Schäfer
IAG schaefer©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Jörg
Schiller
TLS schiller©tls-tautenburg.de
Christof
Schmidt
IAG* cschmid6©gwdg.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
Clemens
Storz
MPIA storz©mpia.de
John B. P.
Strachan
IAA* j.b.p.strachan©qmul.ac.uk
Julian
Stürmer
LSW* stuermer©uchicago.edu
Juan Carlos
Suárez
IAA* jcsuarez©ugr.es
Hugo M.
Tabernero
UCM* htabernero@ucm.es
Marcelo
Tala
LSW mtala©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
Lev
Tal-Or
IAG levtalor©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de
Trifon
Trifonov
MPIA trifonov@mpia.de
Simon M.
Tulloch
Qucam* smt©qucam.com
Gerardo
Veredas
LSW* g.veredas©lsw.uni-heidelberg.de
José Ignacio
Vico Linares
CAHA nacho©caha.es
Francesc
Vilardell
ICE vilardell©ice.cat
Karl
Wagner
MPIA wagner©mpia.de
Johannes
Winkler
TLS john©tls-tautenburg.de
Wenli
Xu
LSW* w.xu©wenlixu-ose.de
María Rosa
Zapatero Osorio
CAB mosorio©cab.inta-csic.es
Mathias
Zechmeister
IAG zechmeister©astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de

Former members: Cristina Afonso (MPIA), Regina Antona Jiménez (IAA), Jacob Bean (IAG), Luis P. Costillo (IAA), Armin Böhm (MPIA), Xavier Francisco (ICE), Juan Gutiérrez-Soto (IAA), Dieter Hermann* (MPIA), Viki Joergens (MPIA), André Lamert* (IAG), Belén López-Martí (CAB), Andrés Moya (IAA, CAB), Raquel Oreiro (IAA), José M. Quintana (CAHA), Eloy Rodríguez (IAA), Alicia Rodríguez Trinidad (IAA), Ovidio Rabaza (IAA), Lalitha Sairam (HS), Johny Setiawan (MPIA), Ulli Thiele (CAHA), Rainer-G.Ulbrich* (IAG), Manuela Vidal-Dasilva (CAB), Günter Wiedemann (HS)

MSc and BSc students at UCM that have also contributed to Carmencita: Francisco J. Abellán, Ricardo Dorda, Iván Gallardo, Esther González-Álvarez, Rodrigo González Peinado, Diego Hidalgo, Gonzalo Holgado, Manuel Llamas, Héctor Martínez-Rodríguez



Guests

Name Centre E-mail (© » @)
Juan
Herranz Álvarez
Proactive R&D*, Madrid/Barcelona jherranz©proactiverd.com
Jean-Louis
Lizon
European Southern Observatory at Garching jlizon©eso.org
Michael A. C.
Perryman
University College Dublin mac.perryman©gmail.com

Former science and engineering guests: Jacob L. Bean, Moritz Besser, Roger Haynes, Josef Hron, Thomas Kallinger, Luciano Mantegazza, Nicolás Nardetto, Ennio Poretti, William Rambold, Philipp Richter, Alberto Riva, Martin M. Roth, Andreas Seifahrt, Werner W. Weiss, 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 2008
France
(NIR camera, NIR and VIS collimator mirrors)


Postal address

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