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Title: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from LSST, Euclid and WFIRST

Abstract

The scientific opportunity offered by the combination of data from LSST, WFIRST and Euclid goes well beyond the science enabled by any one of the data sets alone. The range in wavelength, angular resolution and redshift coverage that these missions jointly span is remarkable. With major investments in LSST and WFIRST, and partnership with ESA in Euclid, the US has an outstanding scientific opportunity to carry out a combined analysis of these data sets. It is imperative for us to seize it and, together with our European colleagues, prepare for the defining cosmological pursuit of the 21st century. The main argument for conducting a single, high-quality reference co-analysis exercise and carefully documenting the results is the complexity and subtlety of systematics that define this co-analysis. Falling back on many small efforts by different teams in selected fields and for narrow goals will be inefficient, leading to significant duplication of effort.

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  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1221243
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-035-A
arXiv eprint number arXiv:1501.07897
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Jain, B., Spergel, D., Connolly, A., Dell'antonio, I., Frieman, J., Gawiser, E., Gehrels, N., Gladney, L., Heitmann, K., Helou, G., Hirata, C., Ho, S., Ivezic, Z., Jarvis, M., Kahn, S., Kalirai, J., Kim, A., Lupton, R., Mandelbaum, R., Marshall, P., Newman, J. A., Postman, M., Rhodes, J., Strauss, M. A., Tyson, J. A., and Wood-Vesey, W. M. The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from LSST, Euclid and WFIRST. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Jain, B., Spergel, D., Connolly, A., Dell'antonio, I., Frieman, J., Gawiser, E., Gehrels, N., Gladney, L., Heitmann, K., Helou, G., Hirata, C., Ho, S., Ivezic, Z., Jarvis, M., Kahn, S., Kalirai, J., Kim, A., Lupton, R., Mandelbaum, R., Marshall, P., Newman, J. A., Postman, M., Rhodes, J., Strauss, M. A., Tyson, J. A., & Wood-Vesey, W. M. The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from LSST, Euclid and WFIRST. United States.
Jain, B., Spergel, D., Connolly, A., Dell'antonio, I., Frieman, J., Gawiser, E., Gehrels, N., Gladney, L., Heitmann, K., Helou, G., Hirata, C., Ho, S., Ivezic, Z., Jarvis, M., Kahn, S., Kalirai, J., Kim, A., Lupton, R., Mandelbaum, R., Marshall, P., Newman, J. A., Postman, M., Rhodes, J., Strauss, M. A., Tyson, J. A., and Wood-Vesey, W. M. Mon . "The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from LSST, Euclid and WFIRST". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1221243.
@article{osti_1221243,
title = {The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from LSST, Euclid and WFIRST},
author = {Jain, B. and Spergel, D. and Connolly, A. and Dell'antonio, I. and Frieman, J. and Gawiser, E. and Gehrels, N. and Gladney, L. and Heitmann, K. and Helou, G. and Hirata, C. and Ho, S. and Ivezic, Z. and Jarvis, M. and Kahn, S. and Kalirai, J. and Kim, A. and Lupton, R. and Mandelbaum, R. and Marshall, P. and Newman, J. A. and Postman, M. and Rhodes, J. and Strauss, M. A. and Tyson, J. A. and Wood-Vesey, W. M.},
abstractNote = {The scientific opportunity offered by the combination of data from LSST, WFIRST and Euclid goes well beyond the science enabled by any one of the data sets alone. The range in wavelength, angular resolution and redshift coverage that these missions jointly span is remarkable. With major investments in LSST and WFIRST, and partnership with ESA in Euclid, the US has an outstanding scientific opportunity to carry out a combined analysis of these data sets. It is imperative for us to seize it and, together with our European colleagues, prepare for the defining cosmological pursuit of the 21st century. The main argument for conducting a single, high-quality reference co-analysis exercise and carefully documenting the results is the complexity and subtlety of systematics that define this co-analysis. Falling back on many small efforts by different teams in selected fields and for narrow goals will be inefficient, leading to significant duplication of effort.},
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year = {Mon Feb 02 00:00:00 EST 2015},
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