Presentation #212.03 in the session First Results from the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey.
JWST’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) is providing our first highly sensitive, high resolution rest-near-infrared look at the distant Universe. In this talk, I will present the first results from ultra-deep MIRI imaging obtained in parallel as part of the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES). Combined with the unmatched JWST/NIRCam, NIRSpec, and ancillary data in the GOODS fields, the long-wavelength coverage of MIRI provides a unique lever in understanding the distant Universe, from the emergence of the first quiescent galaxies at z~3-6, the prevalence and role of Active Galactic Nuclei at high redshift, and early stellar populations up to z~8, where coverage around rest 1 um provides invaluable constraints on stellar mass growth. These deep parallels, in conjunction with wide, multi-band MIRI mosaics, demonstrate the power of JWST/MIRI in driving forward our understanding of galaxy evolution at high redshift.