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Key Science Goals for the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA): Report from the ngVLA Science Advisory Council

Bolatto, Alberto and Chatterjee, Shami and Casey, Caitlin M. and Chomiuk, Laura and de Pater, Imke and Dickinson, Mark and di Francesco, James and Hallinan, Gregg and Isella, Andrea and Kohno, Kotaro and Kulkarni, S. R. and Lang, Cornelia and Lazio, T. Joseph W. and Leroy, Adam K. and Loinard, Laurent and Maccarone, Thomas J. and Matthews, Brenda C. and Osten, Rachel A. and Reid, M. J. and Riechers, Dominik and Sakai, Nami and Walter, Fabian and Wilner, David (2017) Key Science Goals for the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA): Report from the ngVLA Science Advisory Council. . (Unpublished)

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This document describes some of the fundamental astrophysical problems that require observing capabilities at millimeter- and centimeter wavelengths well beyond those of existing, or already planned, telescopes. The results summarized in this report follow a solicitation from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory to develop key science cases for a future U. S.-led radio telescope, the "next generation Very Large Array" (ngVLA). The ngVLA will have roughly 10 times the collecting area of the Jansky VLA, operate at frequencies from 1 GHz to 116 GHz with up to 20 GHz of bandwidth, possess a compact core for high surface-brightness sensitivity, and extended baselines of at least hundreds of kilometers and ultimately across the continent to provide high-resolution imaging. The ngVLA builds on the scientific and technical legacy of the Jansky VLA and ALMA, and will be designed to provide the next leap forward in our understanding of planets, galaxies, and black holes.

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Bolatto, Alberto0000-0002-5480-5686
Chatterjee, Shami0000-0002-2878-1502
Casey, Caitlin M.0000-0002-0930-6466
Chomiuk, Laura0000-0002-8400-3705
de Pater, Imke0000-0002-4278-3168
Dickinson, Mark0000-0001-5414-5131
Hallinan, Gregg0000-0002-7083-4049
Isella, Andrea0000-0001-8061-2207
Kohno, Kotaro0000-0002-4052-2394
Kulkarni, S. R.0000-0001-5390-8563
Lazio, T. Joseph W.0000-0002-3873-5497
Leroy, Adam K.0000-0002-2545-1700
Loinard, Laurent0000-0002-5635-3345
Maccarone, Thomas J.0000-0003-0976-4755
Reid, M. J.0000-0001-7223-754X
Riechers, Dominik0000-0001-9585-1462
Walter, Fabian0000-0003-4793-7880
Wilner, David0000-0003-1526-7587
Additional Information:The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. Part of this work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:03 Apr 2019 22:21
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