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Science with KRAKENS

Mazin, Benjamin A. and Becker, George and France, Kevin and Fraser, Wesley and Howell, D. Andrew and Jones, Tucker and Meeker, Seth and O'Brien, Kieran and Prochaska, Jason X. and Siana, Brian and Strader, Matthew and Szypryt, Paul and Tendulkar, Shriharsh P. and Treu, Tommaso and Vasisht, Gautam (2015) Science with KRAKENS. . (Submitted)

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The Keck science community is entering an era of unprecedented change. Powerful new instrument like ZTF, JWST, LSST, and the ELTs will catalyze this change, and we must be ready to take full advantage to maintain our position of scientific leadership. The best way to do this is to continue the UC and Caltech tradition of technical excellence in instrumentation. In this whitepaper we describe a new instrument called KRAKENS to help meet these challenges. KRAKENS uses a unique detector technology (MKIDs) to enable groundbreaking science across a wide range of astrophysical research topics. This document will lay out the detailed expected science return of KRAKENS.

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France, Kevin0000-0002-1002-3674
Fraser, Wesley0000-0001-6680-6558
Howell, D. Andrew0000-0003-4253-656X
Jones, Tucker0000-0001-5860-3419
Prochaska, Jason X.0000-0002-7738-6875
Siana, Brian0000-0002-4935-9511
Tendulkar, Shriharsh P.0000-0003-2548-2926
Treu, Tommaso0000-0002-8460-0390
Vasisht, Gautam0000-0002-1871-6264
Additional Information:Keck SSC Whitepaper. This work would not have been possible without the support of Shri Kulkari, Jason Prochaska, Tom Prince, Greg Hallinan, Sean Adkins, and especially the Keck SSC co-chairs, Judy Cohen and Crystal Martin, as well as generous funding from the W.M. Keck Observatory.
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Deposited By: Joy Painter
Deposited On:16 Jun 2015 23:23
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