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Galaxy Evolution Studies with the SPace IR Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA): The Power of IR Spectroscopy

Spinoglio, L. and Armus, L. and Bradford, C. (2017) Galaxy Evolution Studies with the SPace IR Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA): The Power of IR Spectroscopy. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 34 . Art. No. e057. ISSN 1323-3580. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180131-103854699

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Abstract

IR spectroscopy in the range 12–230 μm with the SPace IR telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) will reveal the physical processes governing the formation and evolution of galaxies and black holes through cosmic time, bridging the gap between the James Webb Space Telescope and the upcoming Extremely Large Telescopes at shorter wavelengths and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array at longer wavelengths. The SPICA, with its 2.5-m telescope actively cooled to below 8 K, will obtain the first spectroscopic determination, in the mid-IR rest-frame, of both the star-formation rate and black hole accretion rate histories of galaxies, reaching lookback times of 12 Gyr, for large statistically significant samples. Densities, temperatures, radiation fields, and gas-phase metallicities will be measured in dust-obscured galaxies and active galactic nuclei, sampling a large range in mass and luminosity, from faint local dwarf galaxies to luminous quasars in the distant Universe. Active galactic nuclei and starburst feedback and feeding mechanisms in distant galaxies will be uncovered through detailed measurements of molecular and atomic line profiles. The SPICA’s large-area deep spectrophotometric surveys will provide mid-IR spectra and continuum fluxes for unbiased samples of tens of thousands of galaxies, out to redshifts of z ~ 6.


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https://doi.org/10.1017/pasa.2017.48DOIArticle
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/publications-of-the-astronomical-society-of-australia/article/galaxy-evolution-studies-with-the-space-ir-telescope-for-cosmology-and-astrophysics-spica-the-power-of-ir-spectroscopy/A0BC57972C35C83D3EB2D9854BCB15A0PublisherArticle
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Additional Information:© 2017 Astronomical Society of Australia. Published online: 16 November 2017. This paper is dedicated to the memory of Bruce Swinyard, who initiated the SPICA project in Europe, but unfortunately died on 22 May 2015 at the age of 52. He was ISO-LWS calibration scientist, Herschel-SPIRE instrument scientist, first European PI of SPICA and first design lead of SAFARI. We acknowledge the SAFARI Consortium and the full SPICA Team, without whose work this project would not have been possible. F.J.C. and A.A.-H. acknowledge financial support through grant AYA2015-64346-C2-1-P (MINECO/FEDER). H.D. acknowledges financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) under the 2014 Ramn y Cajal program MINECO RYC-2014-15686. T.N. acknowledges financial support by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 27247030. F.N. acknowledges Spanish grants FIS2012-39162-C06-01, ESP2013-47809-C3-1-R and ESP2015-65597-C4-1-R. Basic research in IR astronomy at NRL is funded by the US ONR. We thank the anonymous referee, who helped improving the readability of this article.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)AYA2015-64346-C2-1-P
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)RYC-2014-15686
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)27247030
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)FIS2012-39162-C06-01
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)ESP2013-47809-C3-1-R
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECOESP2015-65597-C4-1-R
Office of Naval Research (ONR)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:galaxies: active – galaxies: evolution – galaxies: starburst – infrared: galaxies – techniques: spectroscopic telescopes
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Official Citation:Spinoglio, L., Alonso-Herrero, A., Armus, L., Baes, M., Bernard-Salas, J., Bianchi, S., . . . Wang, L. (2017). Galaxy Evolution Studies with the SPace IR Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA): The Power of IR Spectroscopy. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 34. doi:10.1017/pasa.2017.48
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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