Thirty Meter Telescope Detailed Science Case: 2015

@article{Skidmore2015ThirtyMT,
  title={Thirty Meter Telescope Detailed Science Case: 2015},
  author={Warren Skidmore and Ian P. Dell’Antonio and Misato Fukugawa and Aruna Goswami and Lei Hao and David C. Jewitt and Gregory P. Laughlin and Charles C. Steidel and Paul Hickson and Luc Simard and Matthias Schock and Tommaso Treu and Judith G. Cohen and G. C. Anupama and Mark E. Dickinson and Fiona A. Harrison and Tadayuki Kodama and Jessica R. Lu and Bruce A. Macintosh and Matthew A. Malkan and Shude Mao and Norio Narita and Tomohiko Sekiguchi and Annapurni Subramaniam and Masaomi Tanaka and Feng Tian and Michael F. A’Hearn and Masayuki Akiyama and Babar Ali and Wako Aoki and Manjari Bagchi and Aaron J. Barth and Varun Bhalerao and Maru{\vs}a Brada{\vc} and James S Bullock and Adam J. Burgasser and Scott C. Chapman and Ranga-Ram Chary and Masashi Chiba and Michael C. Cooper and Asantha Cooray and Ian J. M. Crossfield and Thayne Currie and Mousumi Das and Gulab Chand Dewangan and Richard de Grijs and Tuan Do and Subo Dong and Jarah Evslin and Taotao Fang and X. Fang and Christopher D. Fassnacht and Leigh N. Fletcher and Eric Gaidos and R. R. Gal and Andrea M. Ghez and Mauro Giavalisco and Carol A. Grady and Thomas K. Greathouse and Rupjyoti Gogoi and Puragra Guhathakurta and Luis C. Ho and Priya Hasan and Gregory J. Herczeg and Mitsuhiko Honda and Masatoshi Imanishi and Hanae Inami and Masanori Iye and Jason S. Kalirai and U. S. Kamath and Stephen R. Kane and Nobunari Kashikawa and Mansi M. Kasliwal and Vishal P. Kasliwal and Evan N. Kirby and Quinn M. Konopacky and S{\'e}bastien L{\'e}pine and Di Li and Jianyang Li and Junjun Liu and Michael C. Liu and Enrigue Lopez-Rodriguez and Jennifer Lotz and Philip Lubin and Lucas M. Macri and Kei-ichi Maeda and Franck Marchis and Christian Marois and Alan P. Marscher and Crystal L. Martin and Taro Matsuo and Claire E. Max and Alan W. McConnachie and Stacy McGough and Carl Melis and Leonhard Meyer and Michael J. Mumma and Takayuki Muto and Tohru Nagao and Joan Rie Najita and Julio F. Navarro and Michael Pierce and Jason Xavier Prochaska and Masamune Oguri and Devendra K. Ojha and Yoshiko Kataza Okamoto and Glenn S. Orton and Angel Otarola and Masami Ouchi and Christopher Packham and Deborah Padgett and Shashi Bhushan Pandey and Catherine Pilachowsky and Klaus M. Pontoppidan and Joel R. Primack and Puthiyaveettil Shalima and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Naveen A. Reddy and Michael R. Rich and Matthew J. Richter and James M. Schombert and Anjan A. Sen and Jian-rong Shi and Kartik Sheth and Raghunathan Srianand and Jonathan C. Tan and Masayuki Tanaka and Angelle Tanner and Nozomu Tominaga and David Tytler and U. Vivian and Lingzhi Wang and Xiaofeng Wang and Yiping Wang and Gillian Wilson and Shelley A. Wright and Chao-Jian Wu and Xu Wu and Renxin Xu and Toru Yamada and Bin Yang and Gong-Bo Zhao and Hong-Wei Zhao},
  journal={Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={1945-2140}
}
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