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The Cosmic Evolution Survey–COSMOS

  • Nick Scoville
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

The Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) is designed to probe the correlated evolution of galaxies, star formation, active galactic nuclei (AGN) and dark matter (DM) with large-scale structure (LSS) over the redshift range z >0.5 to 3. The survey includes multi-wavelength imaging and spectroscopy from X-ray to radio wavelengths covering a 2 square degree area, including HST imaging of the entire field. Given the very high sensitivity and resolution of these datasets, COSMOS will also provide unprecedented samples of objects at z >3. Here I provide a brief overview of the survey strategy, the characteristics of the major COSMOS datasets, and summarize the science goals.

Keywords

Dark Matter Star Formation Active Galactic Nucleus Stellar Population Hubble Space Telescope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Scoville
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  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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