JWST and the ELTs: An Ideal Combination

JWST and the ELTs: An Ideal Combination JWST and the ELTs: An Ideal Combination
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The main goal of the workshop is to bring the JWST and ELT communities together, to identify the common science cases, and to outline instrumentation/upgrade priorities for the ELTs which would maximise the scientific return in key areas of scientific research requiring both facilities.

The workshop will explore the common science cases in the areas of:

  • The End of the Dark Ages: First Light and Reionization,
  • Assembly of Galaxies,
  • The Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems,
  • Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life.

The participants will identify cases where synergy and complementarity between JWST and the ELTs are of particular interest, and might lead to instrument priorities and programme strategies for the facilities.
Representatives from the JWST and different ELT projects are forming the SOC. The workshop is particularly timely, as it will feedback into the instrument suite selection of the ELTs. At the same time, JWST
instruments are essentially complete and the joint telescope/instrument parameters well understood.