The Primeval Structure Telescope

Abstract

The PrimevAl Structure Telescope (PAST), will be used to locate and study the era the of the first luminous objects, the epoch of reionization. The first stars ionized the gas around them producing a pattern of ionization that reflects the large scale density structure present at the time. The PAST array will be used to sense and study this ionization, by mapping the brightness of 21 cm neutral Hydrogen Cosmic Background (HCB) at redshift from 6 to 25. The HCB disappears on ionization, allowing the study of large scale structure and of star formation at this very early epoch.

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@inproceedings{PetersonThePS, title={The Primeval Structure Telescope}, author={Jeffrey B. Peterson and Xiang-Ping Wu} }