GMT Science Case and Technical Requirements

The GMT Science Case flows from the Decadal Survey's report "Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium."

The GMT Science Case focuses on those areas of frontier science best explored with a large aperture ground-based telescope. This document is included in the GMT Preliminary Design Review, and may be downloaded here (pdf). An abbreviated version of the science case for non-experts can be found here (pdf).

The GMT Science Technical Requirements for the telescope and associated instruments and facilities flow from the science priorities listed in the GMT Science Case. These requirements are used to optimize the telescope design and development process, and to define the goals and requirements for the GMT first generation instruments. This document is included in the GMT Preliminary Design Review, and may be downloaded here (pdf).

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