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Maximizing Science in the Era of LSST: A Community-Based Study of Needed US Capabilities

Lead Author: 
Najita, Joan
Other Authors/Credits: 
Willman, Beth; Finkbeiner, Douglas P.; Foley, Ryan J.; Hawley, Suzanne; Newman, Jeffrey A.; Rudnick, Gregory; Simon, Joshua D.; Trilling, David; Street, Rachel; Bolton, Adam; Angus, Ruth; Bell, Eric F.; Buzasi, Derek; Ciardi, David; Davenport, James R. A.; Dawson, Will; Dickinson, Mark; Drlica-...
Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Reports & White Papers
A report on the Kavli Futures Symposium organized by NOAO and LSST
Journal or Publication name: 
Maximizing Science in the Era of LSST: A Community-Based Study of Needed US Capabilities
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be a discovery machine for the astronomy and physics communities, revealing astrophysical phenomena from the Solar System to the outer reaches of the observable Universe. While many discoveries will be made using LSST data alone, taking full...

Simulation of Astronomical Images from Optical Survey Telescopes using a Comprehensive Photon Monte Carlo Approach

Lead Author: 
Peterson, J.R. et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Jernigan, J. G.; Kahn, S. M.; Rasmussen, A. P.; Peng, E.; Ahmad, Z.; Bankert, J.; Chang, C.; Claver, C.; Gilmore, D. K.; Grace, E.; Hannel, M.; Hodge, M.; Lorenz, S.; Lupu, A.; Meert, A.; Nagarajan, S.; Todd, N.; Winans, A.; Young, M.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
The Astrophysical Journal
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We present a comprehensive methodology for the simulation of astronomical images from optical survey telescopes. We use a photon Monte Carlo approach to construct images by sampling photons from models of astronomical source populations, and then simulating those photons through the system as they...

A new method to improve photometric redshift reconstruction Applications to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Lead Author: 
Gorecki, Alexia et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Abate, Alexandra; Ansari, Réza; Barrau, Aurélien; Baumont, Sylvain; Moniez, Marc; Ricol, Jean-Stéphane
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
Context. In the next decade, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will become a major facility for the astronomical community. However, accurately determining the redshifts of the observed galaxies without using spectroscopy is a major challenge. Aims. Reconstruction of the redshifts with...

The effective number density of galaxies for weak lensing measurements in the LSST project

Lead Author: 
Chang, Chiway et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Jarvis, M.; Jain, B.; Kahn, S. M.; Kirkby, D.; Connolly, A.; Krughoff, S.; Peng, E.-H.; Peterson, J. R.
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 19, 2013
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
Future weak lensing surveys potentially hold the highest statistical power for constraining cosmological parameters compared to other cosmological probes. The statistical power of a weak lensing survey is determined by the sky coverage, the inverse of the noise in shear measurements and the galaxy...

LSST Science Book

Lead Author: 
LSST Science Collaboration
Other Authors/Credits: 
Abell, Paul A.; Allison, Julius; Anderson, Scott F.; Andrew, John R.; Angel, J. Roger P.; Armus, Lee; Arnett, David; Asztalos, S. J.; Axelrod, Tim S.; Bailey, Stephen; Ballantyne, D. R.; Bankert, Justin R.; Barkhouse, Wayne A.; Barr, Jeffrey D.; Barrientos, L. Felipe; Barth, Aaron J.; Bartlett,...
Publication Date: 
Monday, January 12, 2009
Foundation Documents
Citable: 
Yes

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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NSF and DOE will continue to support LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   




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