Chasing Cosmic Dawn with the James Webb Space Telescope

Date: Saturday 17 April 2021
Time: 18:00

The 40 Years Series, with Dr Charlotte Mason (2009), NASA Hubble and Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Fellow.

This 40 Years Series online lecture featured astrophysicist Dr Charlotte Mason, who is definitely one to watch. She has accomplished a lot since leaving Merton only eight years ago; she spoke about some of her latest research and expertise, as well as her journey to get where she is.

'Scheduled to launch this October, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest and most complex telescope ever put into space, and will extend our view of the Universe far beyond that of the Hubble Space Telescope. I will give an overview of this new mission, and describe how, with a combination of cosmology and technology, we can use these telescopes as time machines to look back over 13 billion years and detect galaxies forming in the early universe.'

The talk was followed by a Q&A session, moderated by the Warden, Professor Irene Tracey.

Watch the lecture