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|Title:||The Transient High Energy Sky and Early Universe Surveyor (THESEUS)||Authors:||AMATI, LORENZO
O'Brien, Paul T.
|Issue Date:||2016||Volume:||Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray||Editors:||den Herder, Jan-Willem A.; Takahashi, Tadayuki; Bautz, Marshall||Series:||PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE||Number:||9905||First Page:||99051M||Abstract:||The Transient High Energy Sky and Early Universe Surveyor (THESEUS) is a mission concept under development by a large international collaboration aimed at exploiting gamma-ray bursts for investigating the early Universe. The main scientific objectives of THESEUS include: investigating the star formation rate and metallicity evolution of the ISM and IGM up to redshift 9-10, detecting the first generation (pop III) of stars, studying the sources and physics of re-ionization, detecting the faint end of galaxies luminosity function. These goals will be achieved through a unique combination of instruments allowing GRB detection and arcmin localization over a broad FOV (more than 1sr) and an energy band extending from several MeVs down to 0.3 keV with unprecedented sensitivity, as well as on-board prompt (few minutes) follow-up with a 0.6m class IR telescope with both imaging and spectroscopic capabilities. Such instrumentation will also allow THESEUS to unveil and study the population of soft and sub-energetic GRBs, and, more in general, to perform monitoring and survey of the X-ray sky with unprecedented sensitivity.||Conference Name:||Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray||Conference Place:||Edinburgh, United Kingdom||Conference Date:||26 June - 1 July 2016||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/27195||URL:||https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/9905/1/The-Transient-High-Energy-Sky-and-Early-Universe-Surveyor-THESEUS/10.1117/12.2231525.short?SSO=1||ISSN:||0277-786X||ISBN:||9781510619135
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