The Detailed Science Case for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer, 2019 edition

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Authors

  • The MSE Science Team
  • Carine Babusiaux
  • Maria Bergemann
  • Adam Burgasser
  • Sara Ellison
  • Daryl Haggard
  • Daniel Huber
  • Manoj Kaplinghat
  • Ting Li
  • Jennifer Marshall
  • Sarah Martell
  • Alan McConnachie
  • Will Percival
  • Aaron Robotham
  • Yue Shen
  • Sivarani Thirupathi
  • Kim-Vy Tran
  • Christophe Yeche
  • David Yong
  • Vardan Adibekyan
  • Victor Silva Aguirre
  • George Angelou
  • Martin Asplund
  • Michael Balogh
  • Projjwal Banerjee
  • Michele Bannister
  • Daniela Barría
  • Giuseppina Battaglia
  • Amelia Bayo
  • Keith Bechtol
  • Paul G. Beck
  • Timothy C. Beers
  • Earl P. Bellinger
  • Trystyn Berg
  • Joachim M. Bestenlehner
  • Maciej Bilicki
  • Bertram Bitsch
  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn
  • Adam S. Bolton
  • Alessandro Boselli
  • Jo Bovy
  • Angela Bragaglia
  • Derek Buzasi
  • Elisabetta Caffau
  • Jan Cami
  • Timothy Carleton
  • Luca Casagrande
  • Santi Cassisi
  • Márcio Catelan
  • Chihway Chang
  • Luca Cortese
  • Ivana Damjanov
  • Luke J. M. Davies
  • Richard de Grijs
  • Gisella de Rosa
  • Alis Deason
  • Paola di Matteo
  • Alex Drlica-Wagner
  • Denis Erkal
  • Ana Escorza
  • Laura Ferrarese
  • Scott W. Fleming
  • Andreu Font-Ribera
  • Ken Freeman
  • Boris T. Gänsicke
  • Maksim Gabdeev
  • Sarah Gallagher
  • Davide Gandolfi
  • Rafael A. García
  • Patrick Gaulme
  • Marla Geha
  • Mario Gennaro
  • Mark Gieles
  • Karoline Gilbert
  • Yjan Gordon
  • Aruna Goswami
  • Johnny P. Greco
  • Carl Grillmair
  • Guillaume Guiglion
  • Vincent Hénault-Brunet
  • Patrick Hall
  • Gerald Handler
  • Terese Hansen
  • Nimish Hathi
  • Despina Hatzidimitriou
  • Misha Haywood
  • Juan V. Hernández Santisteban
  • Lynne Hillenbrand
  • Andrew M. Hopkins
  • Cullan Howlett
  • Michael J. Hudson
  • Rodrigo Ibata
  • Dragana Ilić
  • Pascale Jablonka
  • Alexander Ji
  • Linhua Jiang
  • Stephanie Juneau
  • Amanda Karakas
  • Drisya Karinkuzhi
  • Stacy Y. Kim
  • Xu Kong
  • Iraklis Konstantopoulos
  • Jens-Kristian Krogager
  • Claudia Lagos
  • Rosine Lallement
  • Chervin Laporte
  • Yveline Lebreton
  • Khee-Gan Lee
  • Geraint F. Lewis
  • Sophia Lianou
  • Xin Liu
  • Nicolas Lodieu
  • Jon Loveday
  • Szabolcs Mészáros
  • Martin Makler
  • Yao-Yuan Mao
  • Danilo Marchesini
  • Nicolas Martin
  • Mario Mateo
  • Carl Melis
  • Thibault Merle
  • Faizan Gohar Mohammad
  • Karan Molaverdikhani
  • Richard Monier
  • Thierry Morel
  • Benoit Mosser
  • David Nataf
  • Lina Necib
  • Hilding R. Neilson
  • Jeffrey A. Newman
  • A. M. Nierenberg
  • Brian Nord
  • Pasquier Noterdaeme
  • Chris O'Dea
  • Mahmoudreza Oshagh
  • Andrew B. Pace
  • Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille
  • Gajendra Pandey
  • Laura C. Parker
  • Marcel S. Pawlowski
  • Annika H. G. Peter
  • Patrick Petitjean
  • Andreea Petric
  • Vinicius Placco
  • Luka Č. Popović
  • Adrian M. Price-Whelan
  • Andrej Prsa
  • Swara Ravindranath
  • R. Michael Rich
  • John Ruan
  • Jan Rybizki
  • Charli Sakari
  • Robyn E. Sanderson
  • Ricardo Schiavon
  • Carlo Schimd
  • Aldo Serenelli
  • Arnaud Siebert
  • Malgorzata Siudek
  • Rodolfo Smiljanic
  • Daniel Smith
  • Jennifer Sobeck
  • Else Starkenburg
  • Dennis Stello
  • Gyula M. Szabó
  • Robert Szabo
  • Matthew A. Taylor
  • Karun Thanjavur
  • Guillaume Thomas
  • Erik Tollerud
  • Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay
  • Laurence Tresse
  • Maria Tsantaki
  • Marica Valentini
  • Sophie Van Eck
  • Andrei Variu
  • Kim Venn
  • Eva Villaver
  • Matthew G. Walker
  • Yiping Wang
  • Yuting Wang
  • Michael J. Wilson
  • Nicolas Wright
  • Siyi Xu
  • Mutlu Yildiz
  • Huawei Zhang
  • Konstanze Zwintz
  • Borja Anguiano
  • Megan Bedell
  • Remo Collet
  • Jean-Charles Cuillandre
  • Pierre-Alain Duc
  • Nicolas Flagey
  • JJ Hermes
  • Alexis Hill
  • Devika Kamath
  • Mary Beth Laychak
  • Katarzyna Małek
  • Mark Marley
  • Andy Sheinis
  • Doug Simons
  • Sérgio G. Sousa
  • Kei Szeto
  • Yuan-Sen Ting
  • Simona Vegetti
  • Lisa Wells
  • Ferdinand Babas
  • Steve Bauman
  • Alessandro Bosselli
  • Pat Côté
  • Matthew Colless
  • Johan Comparat
  • Helene Courtois
  • David Crampton
  • Scott Croom
  • Luke Davies
  • Richard de Grijs
  • Kelly Denny
  • Daniel Devost
  • Paola di Matteo
  • Simon Driver
  • Mirian Fernandez-Lorenzo
  • Raja Guhathakurta
  • Zhanwen Han
  • Clare Higgs
  • Vanessa Hill
  • Kevin Ho
  • Andrew Hopkins
  • Mike Hudson
  • Rodrigo Ibata
  • Sidik Isani
  • Matt Jarvis
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Eric Jullo
  • Nick Kaiser
  • Jean-Paul Kneib
  • Jun Koda
  • George Koshy
  • Shan Mignot
  • Rick Murowinski
  • Jeff Newman
  • Adi Nusser
  • Anna Pancoast
  • Eric Peng
  • Celine Peroux
  • Christophe Pichon
  • Bianca Poggianti
  • Johan Richard
  • Derrick Salmon
  • Arnaud Seibert
  • Prajval Shastri
  • Dan Smith
  • Firoza Sutaria
  • Charling Tao
  • Edwar Taylor
  • Brent Tully
  • Ludovic van Waerbeke
  • Tom Vermeulen
  • Matthew Walker
  • Jon Willis
  • Chris Willot
  • Kanoa Withington

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Abstract

(Abridged) The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) is an end-to-end science platform for the design, execution and scientific exploitation of spectroscopic surveys. It will unveil the composition and dynamics of the faint Universe and impact nearly every field of astrophysics across all spatial scales, from individual stars to the largest scale structures in the Universe. Major pillars in the science program for MSE include (i) the ultimate Gaia follow-up facility for understanding the chemistry and dynamics of the distant Milky Way, including the outer disk and faint stellar halo at high spectral resolution (ii) galaxy formation and evolution at cosmic noon, via the type of revolutionary surveys that have occurred in the nearby Universe, but now conducted at the peak of the star formation history of the Universe (iii) derivation of the mass of the neutrino and insights into inflationary physics through a cosmological redshift survey that probes a large volume of the Universe with a high galaxy density. MSE is positioned to become a critical hub in the emerging international network of front-line astronomical facilities, with scientific capabilities that naturally complement and extend the scientific power of Gaia, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the Square Kilometer Array, Euclid, WFIRST, the 30m telescopes and many more.

Bibliographic note

9 chapters, 301 pages, 100 figures. This version of the DSC is a comprehensive update of the original version, released in 2016, which can be downloaded at arXiv:1606.00043. A detailed summary of the design of MSE is available in the MSE Book 2018, available at arXiv:1810.08695

Details

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages301
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA