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The Dynamic Infrared Sky

Kasliwal, Mansi M. and Adams, Scott and Andreoni, Igor and Ashley, Michael and Blagorodnova, Nadia and De, Kishalay and Frostig, Danielle and Fűrész, Gábor and Jencson, Jacob and Hankins, Matthew and Helou, George and Lau, Ryan M. and Moore, Anna and Ofek, Eran and Simcoe, Rob and Sokoloski, Jennifer and Soon, Jamie and Tinyanont, Samaporn and Travouillon, Tony (2019) The Dynamic Infrared Sky. Astro2020 Science White Paper, . (Unpublished)

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Opening up the dynamic infrared sky for systematic time-domain exploration would yield many scientific advances. Multi-messenger pursuits such as localizing gravitational waves from neutron star mergers and quantifying the nucleosynthetic yields require the infrared. Another multi-messenger endeavor that needs infrared surveyors is the study of the much-awaited supernova in our own Milky Way. Understanding shocks in novae, true rates of supernovae and stellar mergers are some other examples of stellar evolution and high energy physics wherein the answers are buried in the infrared. We discuss some of the challenges in the infrared and pathfinders to overcome them. We conclude with recommendations on both infrared discovery engines and infrared follow-up machines that would enable this field to flourish in the next decade.

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Kasliwal, Mansi M.0000-0002-5619-4938
Adams, Scott0000-0001-5855-5939
Andreoni, Igor0000-0002-8977-1498
Blagorodnova, Nadia0000-0003-0901-1606
De, Kishalay0000-0002-8989-0542
Jencson, Jacob0000-0001-5754-4007
Hankins, Matthew0000-0001-9315-8437
Helou, George0000-0003-3367-3415
Moore, Anna0000-0002-2894-6936
Ofek, Eran0000-0002-6786-8774
Simcoe, Rob0000-0003-3769-9559
Tinyanont, Samaporn0000-0002-1481-4676
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Astronomy Department
Series Name:Astro2020 Science White Paper
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190619-075911840
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ID Code:96511
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Jun 2019 18:12
Last Modified:09 Mar 2020 13:18

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