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Science with the Ultraviolet Explorer (UVEX)

Kulkarni, S. R. and Harrison, Fiona A. and Grefenstette, Brian W. and Earnshaw, Hannah P. and Andreoni, Igor and Berg, Danielle A. and Bloom, Joshua S. and Cenko, S. Bradley and Chornock, Ryan and Christiansen, Jessie L. and Coughlin, Michael W. and Criswell, Alexander Wuollet and Darvish, Behnam and Das, K. and De, Kishalay and Dessart, Luc and Dixon, Don and Dorsman, Bas and El-Badry, Kareem and Evans, Christopher and Ford, K. E. Saavik and Fremling, Christoffer and Gänsicke, Boris T. and Gezari, Suvi and Götberg, Y. and Green, Gregory M. and Graham, Matthew J. and Heida, Marianne and Ho, Anna Y. Q. and Jaodand, Amruta D. and Johns-Krull, Christopher M. and Kasliwal, Mansi M. and Lazzarini, Margaret and Lu, Wenbin and Margutti, Raffaella and Martin, D. Christopher and Masters, Daniel Charles and McKernan, Barry and Nissanke, Samaya M. and Parazin, B. and Perley, Daniel A. and Phinney, E. Sterl and Piro, Anthony L. and Raaijmakers, G. and Rodriguez, Antonio C. and Senchyna, Peter and Singer, Leo P. and Spake, Jessica J. and Stassun, Keivan G. and Stern, Daniel and Teplitz, Harry I. and Weisz, Daniel R. and Yao, Yuhan (2021) Science with the Ultraviolet Explorer (UVEX). . (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20211213-224946143

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Abstract

The Ultraviolet Explorer (UVEX) will undertake a synoptic survey of the entire sky in near-UV (NUV) and far-UV (FUV) bands, probing the dynamic FUV and NUV universe, as well as perform a modern, all-sky imaging survey that reaches >50 times deeper than GALEX. Combined with a powerful broadband spectroscopic capability and timely response to target of opportunity discoveries, UVEX will address fundamental questions from the NASA Astrophysics Roadmap and the Astro2020 Decadal Survey, enabling unique and important studies across the breadth of astrophysics. Imaging and spectroscopic surveys with UVEX will probe key aspects of the evolution of galaxies by understanding how star formation and stellar evolution at low metallicities affect the growth and evolution of low-metallicity, low-mass galaxies in the local universe. Such galaxies contain half the mass in the local universe, and are analogs for the first galaxies, but observed at distances that make them accessible to detailed study. The UVEX time-domain surveys and prompt spectroscopic follow-up capability will probe the environments, energetics, and emission processes in the early aftermaths of gravitational wave-discovered compact object mergers, discover hot, fast UV transients, and diagnose the early stages of explosive phenomena. UVEX will become a key community resource by filling a gap in the new generation of wide-field, sensitive optical and infrared surveys provided by the Rubin, Euclid, and Roman observatories. We discuss the scientific potential of UVEX, including unique studies UVEX will enable for studying exoplanet atmospheres, hot stars, explosive phenomena, black holes, and galaxy evolution.


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Kulkarni, S. R.0000-0001-5390-8563
Harrison, Fiona A.0000-0003-2992-8024
Grefenstette, Brian W.0000-0002-1984-2932
Earnshaw, Hannah P.0000-0001-5857-5622
Andreoni, Igor0000-0002-8977-1498
Berg, Danielle A.0000-0002-4153-053X
Bloom, Joshua S.0000-0002-7777-216X
Cenko, S. Bradley0000-0003-1673-970X
Chornock, Ryan0000-0002-7706-5668
Christiansen, Jessie L.0000-0002-8035-4778
Coughlin, Michael W.0000-0002-8262-2924
Criswell, Alexander Wuollet0000-0002-9225-7756
Darvish, Behnam0000-0003-4919-9017
De, Kishalay0000-0002-8989-0542
Dessart, Luc0000-0003-0599-8407
El-Badry, Kareem0000-0002-6871-1752
Ford, K. E. Saavik0000-0002-5956-851X
Fremling, Christoffer0000-0002-4223-103X
Gänsicke, Boris T.0000-0002-2761-3005
Gezari, Suvi0000-0003-3703-5154
Götberg, Y.0000-0002-6960-6911
Green, Gregory M.0000-0001-5417-2260
Graham, Matthew J.0000-0002-3168-0139
Heida, Marianne0000-0002-1082-7496
Ho, Anna Y. Q.0000-0002-9017-3567
Jaodand, Amruta D.0000-0002-3850-6651
Johns-Krull, Christopher M.0000-0002-8828-6386
Kasliwal, Mansi M.0000-0002-5619-4938
Lazzarini, Margaret0000-0003-3252-352X
Lu, Wenbin0000-0002-1568-7461
Margutti, Raffaella0000-0003-4768-7586
Martin, D. Christopher0000-0002-8650-1644
McKernan, Barry0000-0002-9726-0508
Nissanke, Samaya M.0000-0001-6573-7773
Perley, Daniel A.0000-0001-8472-1996
Phinney, E. Sterl0000-0002-9656-4032
Piro, Anthony L.0000-0001-6806-0673
Raaijmakers, G.0000-0002-9397-786X
Senchyna, Peter0000-0002-9132-6561
Singer, Leo P.0000-0001-9898-5597
Spake, Jessica J.0000-0002-5547-3775
Stassun, Keivan G.0000-0002-3481-9052
Stern, Daniel0000-0003-2686-9241
Teplitz, Harry I.0000-0002-7064-5424
Weisz, Daniel R.0000-0002-6442-6030
Yao, Yuhan0000-0001-6747-8509
Group:Astronomy Department, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), TAPIR
Subject Keywords:surveys | ultraviolet: galaxies | ultraviolet: stars | ultraviolet: general | instrumentation: photometers | instrumentation: spectrographs
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Deposited On:14 Dec 2021 00:15
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