CCAT-prime Collaboration: Science Goals and Forecasts with Prime-Cam on the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope

Collaboration CCAT-Prime Collaboration, Manuel Aravena, Jason E. Austermann, Kaustuv Basu, Nicholas Battaglia, Benjamin Beringue, Frank Bertoldi, Frank Bigiel, J. Richard Bond, Patrick C. Breysse, Colton Broughton, Ricardo Bustos, Scott C. Chapman, Maude Charmetant, Steve K. Choi, Dongwoo T. Chung, Susan E. Clark, Nicholas F. Cothard, Abigail T. Crites, Ankur DevKaela Douglas, Cody J. Duell, Rolando Dünner, Haruki Ebina, Jens Erler, Michel Fich, Laura M. Fissel, Simon Foreman, R. G. Freundt, Patricio A. Gallardo, Jiansong Gao, Pablo García, Riccardo Giovanelli, Joseph E. Golec, Christopher E. Groppi, Martha P. Haynes, Douglas Henke, Brandon Hensley, Terry Herter, Ronan Higgins, Renée Hložek, Anthony Huber, Zachary Huber, Johannes Hubmayr, Rebecca Jackson, Douglas Johnstone, Christos Karoumpis, Laura C. Keating, Eiichiro Komatsu, Yaqiong Li, Benjamin Magnelli, Brenda C. Matthews, Philip D. Mauskopf, Jeffrey J. McMahon, P. Daniel Meerburg, Joel Meyers, Vyoma Muralidhara, Norman W. Murray, Michael D. Niemack, Thomas Nikola, Yoko Okada, Roberto Puddu, Dominik A. Riechers, Erik Rosolowsky, Kayla Rossi, Kaja Rotermund, Anirban Roy, Sarah I. Sadavoy, Reinhold Schaaf, Peter Schilke, Douglas Scott, Robert Simon, Adrian K. Sinclair, Gregory R. Sivakoff, Gordon J. Stacey, Amelia M. Stutz, Juergen Stutzki, Mehrnoosh Tahani, Karun Thanjavur, Ralf A. Timmermann, Joel N. Ullom, Alexander van Engelen, Eve M. Vavagiakis, Michael R. Vissers, Jordan D. Wheeler, Simon D.M. White, Yijie Zhu, Bugao Zou

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We present a detailed overview of the science goals and predictions for the Prime-Cam direct-detection camera-spectrometer being constructed by the CCAT-prime collaboration for dedicated use on the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST). The FYST is a wide-field, 6 m aperture submillimeter telescope being built (first light in late 2023) by an international consortium of institutions led by Cornell University and sited at more than 5600 m on Cerro Chajnantor in northern Chile. Prime-Cam is one of two instruments planned for FYST and will provide unprecedented spectroscopic and broadband measurement capabilities to address important astrophysical questions ranging from Big Bang cosmology through reionization and the formation of the first galaxies to star formation within our own Milky Way. Prime-Cam on the FYST will have a mapping speed that is over 10 times greater than existing and near-term facilities for high-redshift science and broadband polarimetric imaging at frequencies above 300 GHz. We describe details of the science program enabled by this system and our preliminary survey strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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