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Scientifically Speaking Season 4, Session 1: Looking back in time with the James Webb Space Telescope

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Ashoka University invites you to Scientifically Speaking: Season 4 – Session 1 ‘Looking back in time with the James Webb Space Telescope’. Join us on 2nd August 2022 at 6 PM.

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is an ambitious scientific venture that was designed to answer many of the core questions that have interested astronomers for over half a century. With a massive mirror and the ability to see in infrared, the JWST can peer back billions of years through history to capture photons from nearly the very beginning of the universe. Using it, astronomers will be able to watch the first stars and galaxies flicker on as the universe was thrust from its dark ages into the era of light.

On the 12th of July, the JWST team released its first images, heralding a new era of astronomy. These images offer humanity a glimpse of the universe further back in time – and deeper in space – than ever before.

Join the experts from across the country as they discuss what the JWST will reveal about our Universe, how it affects their own research, and what it means for astronomy and astrophysics in general.

Dr. Manoj Puravankara,
Faculty at Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Dr. Jessy Jose,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IISER Tirupati

Prof. Kandaswamy Subramanian,
Professor, Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune

Prof. Dipankar Bhattacharya,
Head of the Department, Physics,
Sunanda and Santimay Basu Professor of Astrophysics, Ashoka University

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