Lecture Weds 1st Nov - Prof Tom Ray, DIAS: ‘Preparing for Science with the James Webb Space Telescope’

Prof Tom Ray

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is due for launch in October of next year on an Ariane V rocket. With much more light gathering power than Hubble, and the ability to operate well into the infrared, it will explore such topics as the re-ionization of the Universe, the formation of galaxies at very high redshifts, the birth of stars and planets, and exoplanet atmospheres.

After giving an overview of JWST's main instruments, and the type of science they are capable of, Prof Ray will concentrate in particular on what they can tell us about the first million years in the lifetime of a star like our Sun.  

Prof Tom Ray is a Professor at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Doors open about 7.15pm. There is free parking available on the campus in the evenings. Admission Free, including light refreshments. We are located in the Bell Theatre, Department of Mathematics and Physics, QUB - details here......
With thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for assistance with this event.