How JWST can measure first light, reionization and galaxy assembly

Rogier Windhorst, Seth H. Cohen, Rolf A. Jansen, Chris Conselice, Haojing Yan

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Abstract

We summarize the design and performance of the James Webb Space Telescope that is to be launched to an L2 orbit in 2013, and how it is designed, in particular, to study the epochs of first light, reionization and galaxy assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Volume50
Issue number1-3 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Galaxy evolution
  • Galaxy formation
  • James Webb Space Telescope
  • Population III stars
  • Reionization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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