CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2012
 2 February 2012

2 February 2012

Speaker: Jonas Zmuidzinas (Caltech / JPL)

Title:Toward Megapixel-Scale Instrumentation for CCAT

Abstract:The CCAT project aims to construct a 25m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope at 5600m altitude on Cerro Chajnantor in Chile. With its large collecting area, excellent site, and wide field of view, CCAT will perform deep, large-area surveys of the high-redshift universe. In order to fully exploit CCAT, cameras and imaging spectrometers with millions of detectors will ultimately be needed, an increase of several orders of magnitude compared to the largest submillimeter instruments at present. I will discuss some of the science opportunities enabled by megapixel-scale instruments on CCAT as well as recent technology developments that could make such instrumentation practical and affordable.

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