In the year since it became fully operational, the James Webb Space Telescope has provided us with stunning new images of the cosmos, and has challenged and amplified what we think we know about the universe’s formation and development. Will it discover life on other planets, and what will it reveal about the origins of life on our own?
Nobel Laureate John Mather joined Brian Greene, Karl Glazebrook, Stefanie Milam, Michele Bannister, Ben Pope and Jessie Christiansen for a fascinating conversation about the wonders the James Webb Space Telescope is revealing.
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John Mather is the Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, and as such played a pivotal role in JWST development and continues to play a pivotal role...View Profile
Jessie L. Christiansen is NASA’s Exoplanet Archive lead scientist. As such, she works to maintain and enhance the capabilities of the NASA Exoplanet Archive to provide data and tools to...View Profile
Karl Glazebrook is a Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Karl is an observational astronomer whose research interests...View Profile
Stefanie Milam is Deputy Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA. Her observational focus is on the composition of primitive bodies, such as comets and asteroids, and...View Profile
Benjamin Pope is a Lecturer in Astrophysics & ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Queensland, studying stars and the planets they host. After growing up in Sydney, he completed...View Profile
Dr Michele Bannister is a Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury. Her work focusses on the exploration and observation of small...View Profile
Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics, is renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry and of spatial topology change.View Profile
Watch Brian Greene and Stefanie Milam, the James Webb Space Telescope lead solar system scientist, continue the conversation they started at World Science Festival Brisbane in this new recording from World Science Festival New York’s Big Ideas series.
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