SPICA’S Challenge: Probing High-Redshift Universe toward the Epoch of Reionization
Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
In the coming years, we expect to see ALMA and JWST pushing the frontier of extragalactic IR/submm astronomy beyond the current limit of z ~ 4 and probably up to z ~ 10, the epoch of cosmic reionization. The main challenge for SPICA will be whether it can also probe such a high-redshift regime. Here, I discuss such a possibility with various observing strategies, showing that SPICA has a great potential to explore the 4 < z < 10 Universe.
Key words: Galaxies: high-redshift / Infrared: galaxies
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