Science with the James Webb Space Telescope

Jonathan P. Gardner, John C. Mather, Mark Clampin, Rene Doyon, Matthew A. Greenhouse, Heidi B. Hammel, John B. Hutchings, Peter Jakobsen, Simon J. Lilly, Knox S. Long, Jonathan I. Lunine, Mark J. McCaughrean, Matt Mountain, John Nella, George H. Rieke, Marcia J. Rieke, Hans Walter Rix, Eric P. Smith, George Sonneborn, Massimo StiavelliH. S. Stockman, Rogier Windhorst, Gillian S. Wright

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Abstract

The scientific capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) fall into four themes. The End of the Dark Ages: First Light and Reionization theme seeks to identify the first luminous sources to form and to determine the ionization history of the universe. The Assembly of Galaxies theme seeks to determine how galaxies and the dark matter, gas, stars, metals, morphological structures, and active nuclei within them evolved from the epoch of reionization to the present. The Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems theme seeks to unravel the birth and early evolution of stars, from infall onto dust-enshrouded protostars, to the genesis of planetary systems. Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life theme seeks to determine the physical and chemical properties of planetary systems around nearby stars and of our own, and investigate the potential for life in those systems. To enable these for science themes, JWST will be a large (6.5m) cold (50K) telescope with four instruments, capable of imaging and spectroscopy from 0.6 to 29 microns wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6265 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 24 2006May 31 2006

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/24/065/31/06

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James Webb Space Telescope
Space telescopes
Stars
planetary systems
stars
Galaxies
galaxies
protostars
Telescopes
chemical properties
Chemical properties
Ionization
Dust
dark matter
universe
Physical properties
assembly
physical properties
dust
time measurement

Keywords

  • Infrared
  • Instrumentation
  • JWST
  • Science
  • Space telescope
  • Webb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Gardner, J. P., Mather, J. C., Clampin, M., Doyon, R., Greenhouse, M. A., Hammel, H. B., ... Wright, G. S. (2006). Science with the James Webb Space Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6265 I). [62650N] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670492

Science with the James Webb Space Telescope. / Gardner, Jonathan P.; Mather, John C.; Clampin, Mark; Doyon, Rene; Greenhouse, Matthew A.; Hammel, Heidi B.; Hutchings, John B.; Jakobsen, Peter; Lilly, Simon J.; Long, Knox S.; Lunine, Jonathan I.; McCaughrean, Mark J.; Mountain, Matt; Nella, John; Rieke, George H.; Rieke, Marcia J.; Rix, Hans Walter; Smith, Eric P.; Sonneborn, George; Stiavelli, Massimo; Stockman, H. S.; Windhorst, Rogier; Wright, Gillian S.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6265 I 2006. 62650N.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gardner, JP, Mather, JC, Clampin, M, Doyon, R, Greenhouse, MA, Hammel, HB, Hutchings, JB, Jakobsen, P, Lilly, SJ, Long, KS, Lunine, JI, McCaughrean, MJ, Mountain, M, Nella, J, Rieke, GH, Rieke, MJ, Rix, HW, Smith, EP, Sonneborn, G, Stiavelli, M, Stockman, HS, Windhorst, R & Wright, GS 2006, Science with the James Webb Space Telescope. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6265 I, 62650N, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, Orlando, FL, United States, 5/24/06. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670492
Gardner JP, Mather JC, Clampin M, Doyon R, Greenhouse MA, Hammel HB et al. Science with the James Webb Space Telescope. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6265 I. 2006. 62650N https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670492
Gardner, Jonathan P. ; Mather, John C. ; Clampin, Mark ; Doyon, Rene ; Greenhouse, Matthew A. ; Hammel, Heidi B. ; Hutchings, John B. ; Jakobsen, Peter ; Lilly, Simon J. ; Long, Knox S. ; Lunine, Jonathan I. ; McCaughrean, Mark J. ; Mountain, Matt ; Nella, John ; Rieke, George H. ; Rieke, Marcia J. ; Rix, Hans Walter ; Smith, Eric P. ; Sonneborn, George ; Stiavelli, Massimo ; Stockman, H. S. ; Windhorst, Rogier ; Wright, Gillian S. / Science with the James Webb Space Telescope. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6265 I 2006.
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