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Ellis Abstract

Future Giant Telescopes: Evolution in Ground-Space Synergy
Richard Ellis (Caltech)

The widespread realization of laser-guide star adaptive optics is changing the oft-quoted synergy established in the 1990's between our ground- based telescopes and Hubble. Future AO-based facilities such as the Thirty Meter Telescope will have a better angular resolution and light grasp than JWST leading to a new partnership between ground and space. I will explore how this progress could redirect the needs of future space missions operating at UV through infrared wavelengths.