Science keywords

Below is a table of possible ALMA science categories (as of July 2021) that can be provided to the ‘science_keyword’ keyword in the alminer.keysearch function:

ALMA science keyword

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)/Quasars (QSO)


Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars

Black holes

Brown dwarfs

Cataclysmic stars

Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)/Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect (SZE)

Damped Lyman Alpha (DLA) systems

Debris disks

Disks around high-mass stars

Disks around low-mass stars

Dwarf/metal-poor galaxies

Early-type galaxies

Evolved stars - Chemistry

Evolved stars - Shaping/physical structure


Galactic centres/nuclei

Galaxy Clusters

Galaxy chemistry

Galaxy groups and clusters

Galaxy structure & evolution

Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB)

Giant Molecular Clouds (GMC) properties

Gravitational lenses

HII regions

High-mass star formation

High-z Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)


Infra-Red Dark Clouds (IRDC)

Inter-Stellar Medium (ISM)/Molecular clouds

Intermediate-mass star formation

Low-mass star formation

Luminous Blue Variables (LBV)

Luminous and Ultra-Luminous Infra-Red Galaxies (LIRG & ULIRG)

Lyman Alpha Emitters/Blobs (LAE/LAB)

Lyman Break Galaxies (LBG)

Magellanic Clouds

Main sequence stars

Merging and interacting galaxies

Outflows, jets, feedback

Outflows, jets and ionized winds

Photon-Dominated Regions (PDR)/X-Ray Dominated Regions (XDR)

Post-AGB stars

Pre-stellar cores

Pulsars and neutron stars

Solar system - Asteroids

Solar system - Comets

Solar system - Planetary atmospheres

Solar system - Planetary surfaces

Solar system - Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs)

Spiral galaxies

Starburst galaxies

Starbursts, star formation

Sub-mm Galaxies (SMG)

Supernovae (SN) ejecta

Surveys of galaxies

The Sun


White dwarfs