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Status of the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) and EHT Preparations

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The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) is a 50m diameter telescope at an altitude of 4600 m in the country of Mexico. It is a joint project between the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE). At this time, the inner three rings of the telescope have been furnished with precision surface panels for an effective diameter of 32.5 m and effective surface rms better than 80 microns. With an active primary surface, the LMT can maintain this surface over a wide elevation range. While the outer rings will be procured and installed in the next 2 years, the telescope is into its third year of early science with two receivers, the Redshift Search Receiver (RSR) and AzTEC. I will provide a short description of the engineering and scientific status of the LMT. I will also summarize VLBI activities at the LMT to date, and present plans for a dual-polarization 1mm wavelength receiver for the LMT that will enable the telescope to participate in the EHT experiment by 2016.