In the past decade, five Nobel prizes were awarded to the field of astronomy and astrophysics, and the whole field shows a rapid development. At present, astronomy has entered the era of multi-messenger, mass data and big science engineering, and human’s observation and understanding of the universe will achieve great leap forward development in depth, breadth and time domain, and it is expected to discover new laws of the universe.
Under the leadership of Tsinghua University, we're planning to build a MUltiplexed Survey Telescope (MUST) in mainland China. After MUST is completed, its spectral survey capability will be more than 10 times higher than the current level. In combination with the future multi-wavelength imaging survey, MUST is expected to make breakthroughs in the fields of dark energy evolution, gravitational wave cosmology, galaxy formation, exoplanet, enabling China to reach the international first-class or leading level in the field of ground-based astronomical observation and related technology. In addition, MUST will drive a great progress in advanced optics, precision machinery, high-performance detectors and other fields.
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