A Planetary Scientist’s Point of view on the James Webb Space Telescope
Presenter: Professor Matthew M. Hedman, University of Idaho Division of Physics
The James Webb Space Telescope, launched in late 2021, was developed to observe a wide variety of astronomical objects at infrared wavelengths. The telescope has currently released a lot of striking photos of early galaxies, star-forming clouds of dust and gas, and the giant planets. In this speak, Professor Hedman will give an overview of JWST’s capabilities and scientific prospective from the point of view of an individual who functions mostly on objects inside our personal Solar Method, like the rings and moons orbiting the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
M.M. Hedman is an associate professor in the Division of Physics at the University of Idaho. He has been involved in numerous NASA missions to the outer solar technique, and has lately turn out to be involved in the evaluation of JWST’s observations of the outer planets. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton in 2002. He joined the faculty of the University of Idaho in 2013.
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