The CCAT-prime collaboration are currently constructing the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST), a wide-field, 6-m aperture telescope to be located sited at more than 5600 meters elevation on Cerro Chajnantor in northern Chile. The facility will host two first-light instruments covering the 350 micron to 2 millimeter wavelength range spectroscopically and via broad-band polarimetric imaging at a mapping speed that is over ten times greater than existing and near-term facilities. These capabilities will be critical to address important astrophysical questions ranging from Big Bang cosmology through reionization and the formation of the first galaxies to star formation within our own Milky Way galaxy. We will highlight some of the key science areas enabled by this system and the envisioned survey strategies, leading to key advances in our understanding of the role of large-scale interstellar medium kinematic structure and excitation in the star formation process on (sub-)parsec scales, and a tomographic view of the star-forming galaxies driving Cosmic Reionization on megaparsec scales.
Sala de Seminarios, 12:15 hrs, Departamento de Astronomía Universidad de Chile, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Cerro Calán.