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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade Webcasts
Tuesday Nov 13, 2007
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Matt Mountain (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Welcome to the Astrophysics 2020 conference and opening remarks by Matt Mountain, Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Steve Kahn  (KIPAC, Stanford University)
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Richard Ellis (California Institute of Technology)
The widespread realization of laser-guide star adaptive optics is changing the oft-quoted synergy established in the 1990's between our ground- based telescopes and Hubble. Future AO-based facilities such as the Thirty Meter Telescope will have a bet ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Valeri Makarov (Michelson Science Center, Caltech)
The origin of the Universe and the circumstances of its initial evolution are imprinted in the pattern of the motion of very distant quasars and the metric of spacetime on cosmological scales. In particular, the theoretically postulated relic gravita ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Dan Batcheldor (Rochester Institute of Technology)
The existence of supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the centers of galactic bulges has now been supposed for many decades. However, there are only a few cases in which the masses of the SMBHs have been directly measured with such accuracy as to cate ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Jim Crocker, Tim Heckman, Colleen Hartman, Pat Looney  (LMCO, JHU, BNL, NASA)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Kurt Weiler (Naval Research Laboratory)
The Dark Ages Lunar Interferometer (DALI) is a Moon-based radio telescope concept aimed at imaging highly-redshifted neutral hydrogen signals from the first large scale structures forming during the universe's "dark ages" and "epoch of reionization." ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Dennis Ebbets  (Ball Aerospace)
Space missions being developed in this decade are pioneering many technological innovations that will be mature and available to enable astrophysics missions next decade. I will cite examples from missions involving my company, Ball Aerospace and Tec ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Dan Lester (University of Texas, Austin)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
David Leisawitz (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Sensitive far-IR imaging and spectroscopic measurements of astronomical objects on sub-arcsecond angular scales are essential to our understanding of star and planet formation, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and to the detection and charact ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Ronald Allen (Space Telescope Science Institute)
An important aspect of future space astrophysics missions in the UV-O-IR range is the pursuit of higher angular resolution. Such missions include the characterisation of exoplanetary systems, and imaging the surfaces of stars. Some of the general fea ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Theodore Gull (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ASD)
Many diverse astronomical sources are resolved with diffraction-limited large telescopes. Application of appropriate dispersion spectroscopy unveils much information on the physics of these objects ranging from gamma ray bursters in host galaxies, st ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Eline Tolstoy  (Kapteyn Institute)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
David W. Hogg (New York University)
Computer vision and geometric hashing techniques from computer science have made possible automated data analysis, archiving, search, and retrieval among highly heterogeneous and badly archived data sets. We have shown that we can solve the totally " ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Max Tegmark  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
One of the most spectacular scientific breakthroughs in past decades was using measurements of the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to test precisely our understanding of the history and composition of the Universe. I describe wh ...
Wednesday Nov 14, 2007
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Sangeeta Malhotra  (Arizona State University)
While galaxy formation is a continuous process, there is an urge to determine the moment in time where the 'dark ages' ended. This is done by determining the epoch of reionization, when hydrogen in the inter-galactic medium was ionized. This implies ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Rachel Somerville  (Max Planck Institute)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Jon Morse (NASA Headquarters)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Ron Polidan  (Northrop Grumman Space Technology)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Harvey Tananbaum (Chandra X-Ray Center/Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
The Constellation X-ray Mission will open a new window on x-ray spectroscopy. Integrated over the 0.6-10 keV energy band, Constellation-X will have 100 times the throughput of the gratings aboard Chandra and XMM-Newton. The Constellation-X resolving ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Martin Elvis  (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
The sub-arcsecond imaging of Chandra has revolutionized X-ray astronomy and has had a great impact on astrophysics as a whole. With Chandra's angular resolution we can see far fainter sources leading to quantitative leaps in source numbers in e.g. st ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Webster Cash (University of Colorado)
Since the time of Galileo, a telescope has been an optic, physically coupled to a detector, pointed at a target. As astronomers ventured into space they largely carried this paradigm with them, building ever more powerful and sophisticated telescopes ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Eric Ford (University of Florida)
The direct detection of extrasolar planet will enable the characterization of planet's physical properties. Such research will provide valuable context for interpreting the physical properties of planets in our own solar system. While extreme adaptiv ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Wes Traub  (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Direct detection of exoplanets has a huge potential ability to tell us about relatively detailed conditions on those planets, including the search for life on an Earth-like terrestrial one. This potential is limited by a number of instrumental realit ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Drake Deming  (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
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Thursday Nov 15, 2007
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Jim Crocker  (Lockheed Martin)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Thomas Prince  (California Institute of Technology)
Gravitational wave astronomy will be a new way of observing the universe and has tremendous potential for providing unique information on important questions in physics and astrophysics. I will first review the principles that make gravitational wave ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Fabio Favata  (European Space Agency)
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Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Steve Beckwith (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Several important problems in astronomy require wavefront capture and control over large distances to improve angular resolution and light sensitivity. Two of the most compelling are the search for signatures of life in extra-solar planetary systems ...
Astrophysics 2020: Large Space Missions Beyond the Next Decade
Wes Traub, Harvey Tananbaum, Rachel Somerville, Marc Postman, Mario Livio  (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Chandra X-ray Center/SAO, Max Planck Institute, and STScI)
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