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TIM

TIM(The Terahertz Intensity Mapper) is a wholly unprecedented experiment to study the cosmic star formation history. It will map a volume spanning 4.5 billion years of cosmic history (0.52<z<1.67), on scales from 1−50 Mpc (30 arcsec. to 1 deg. ) with complete spectroscopic information. In the coming decades this will be a powerful cosmological tool for charting the 3D structure of the universe. There is significant discovery potential with TIM,  since it will be probing an under-explored wavelength range with unprecedented sensitivity using a new astrophysical technique. TIM will be the first generation of experiments using intensity mapping in the FIR regime, and fills in a crucial wavelength regime only accessible from either space or a balloon platform. TIM fills a unique and vital scientific niche not filled by Herschel, SOFIA, ALMA, JWST, or even SPICA as currently conceived.

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Olivier  Dore
Olivier Dore
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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Charles M. (Matt) Bradford
Charles M. (Matt) Bradford
Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics (3263)
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Tzu-Ching  Chang
Tzu-Ching Chang
Structure of the Universe (3266)
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