PAWS - PdBI Arcsecond Whirlpool Survey
An IRAM large program to map the molecular gas in the central ~9 kpc of the nearby grand-design spiral galaxy M51 (the Whirlpool) in its CO(1-0) line emission at the scale of Giant Molecular Clouds using the 30m telescope and the Plateau de Bure interferometer. PAWS is an international collaboration led by Eva Schinnerer (MPIA).
EMPIRE - EMIR Multiline Probe of the ISM Regulating Galaxy Evolution
A Large Program to map the emission from dense gas tracers such as the ground transitions of HCN, HCO+ and HNC as well as CO isotopologues with the IRAM 30-m telescope of 9 nearby galaxies. EMPIRE is an international collaboration led by Frank Bigiel (AIfA/U. Bonn).
A combined ERC and DFG-funded project aimed at constraining the lifecycle of clouds and star-forming regions and applying the results in galaxy formation simulations. MUSTANG is an international collaboration led by Diederik Kruijssen (ZAH/ARI).