16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13173 > Paper 13173-505
Paper 13173-505

The ultraviolet explorer: new views of the UV universe (Plenary Presentation)

19 June 2024 • 09:15 - 10:00 Japan Standard Time | National Convention Hall, 1F


The Ultraviolet Explorer (UVEX) mission, scheduled for launch in 2030, advances three scientific pillars: exploring the low-mass, low-metallicity galaxy frontier; providing new views of the dynamic universe, and leaving a broad legacy of modern, deep synoptic surveys adding to the panchromatic richness of 21st century astrophysics. The UVEX instrument consists of a single module with simultaneous FUV and NUV imaging over a wide (10 sq. deg) FOV and sensitive R>1000 spectroscopy over a broad band from 1150 - 2650 Angstroms. In this talk I will describe the UVEX scientific program and provide an overview of the instrument and mission.


Caltech (United States)
Fiona Harrison is the Harold A. Rosen Professor of Physics, and Kent and Joyce Kresa Leadership Chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy. Her research focuses on understanding some of the hottest, densest, and most energetic phenomena in the universe, as well as developing advanced detectors and instrumentation for future space missions.
Caltech (United States)