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How JWST Can Measure First Light, Reionization and Galaxy Assembly

  • Rogier A. Windhorst
  • Haojing Yan
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 319)

Abstract

We summarize the design and performance of the James Webb Space Telescope that is to be launched to an L2 orbit in 2011, and how it is designed to study the epochs of First Light, Reionization and Galaxy Assembly.

Keywords

James Webb Space Telescope population III stars reionization galaxy formation galaxy evolution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogier A. Windhorst
    • 1
  • Haojing Yan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Spitzer Science CenterCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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