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Astrophysics in the Next Decade

The James Webb Space Telescope and Concurrent Facilities

Astrophysics in the Next Decade by Harley A. Thronson
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Proceedings of the Astrophysics in the Next Decade : JWST and Concurrent Facilities conference.

This professional conference is the "must-attend" meeting to discuss the astrophysics to be enabled by JWST and concurrent facilities during the next decade. This meeting is designed to be of interest and value to the broad astronomical community, who will be preparing science investigations for these facilities.

This meeting, which is hosted by STScI and NASA/GSFC and sponsored by Northrop Grumman, will engage the broad science community in a discussion of science enabled by JWST and concurrent orbital and ground-based facilities. It will describe and stimulate work on the theoretical foundations for astrophysics in the next decade. During 2008, we will produce a reviewed and edited book containing a compilation of the talks and synopses of the discussion periods. We plan that this book will be written in a graduate level pedagogical fashion to yield a reference text of lasting value for astronomers who will be developing investigations for the JWST and other concurrent facilites.

Scientific Organising Committee:
Crystal Brogan, NRAO
Dale Cruikshank, NASA/ARC
Ewine van Dishoeck, Univ. Leiden
Alan Dressler (chair), Carnegie Obs.
Richard Ellis, Caltech
Rob Kennicutt, Cambridge Univ.
Rolf Kudritzki, Univ. Hawaii
Avi Loeb, Harvard
John Mather, NASA/HQ
Yvonne Pendleton, NASA/HQ
Massimo Stiavelli, (JWST SWG liason) STScI
Peter Stockman, (LOC liason) STScI
Leonardo Testi, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Arceti)
Xander Tielens, NASA/ARC
Meg Urry, Yale
Jeff Valenti, STScI

Springer Netherlands; February 2009
528 pages; ISBN 9781402094576
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Title: Astrophysics in the Next Decade
Author: Harley A. Thronson; Massimo Stiavelli; Alexander Tielens
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