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Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar - "Science with the James Webb Space Telescope"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
464 Loomis Lab
Date
Feb 27, 2019   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Jane Rigby, NASA
Contact
Betsy Greifenkamp
E-Mail
greifenk@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Astrophysics, Gravitation, and Cosmology Seminar

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will have revolutionary capabilities and sensitivity for imaging and spectroscopy from 0.7 to 28 micron. JWST should make major scientific advances across astrophysics, including the physics of reionization, galaxy formation and assembly, planetary science, and extrasolar planets.  Launch is planned for 2021, with the majority of the observations selected through a general observer program.  I will review the scientific capabilities of the telescope, the integration and test program, and how observers will plan observations and analyze JWST data.

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