Found 3 talks width keyword JWST

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Thursday September 29, 2022
Dr. Enrico Garaldi
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

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The formation of the first galaxies in the Universe is the new frontier of both galaxy formation and reionization studies. In fact, we will soon directly observe primeval galaxies thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope, and witness the reionization process through 21cm intensity mapping experiments. This unique moment in human history creates a fierce new challenge, i.e. to simultaneously understand in a unique and coherent picture the processes of galaxy formation and reionization, and – crucially – their connection. The latter, in particular, has escaped past numerical efforts. In this talk I will present the first results on this front from an years-long effort geared toward achieving such comprehensive picture, culminated in the Thesan suite of cosmological radiation-magneto-hydrodynamical simulations. I will briefly introduce the features of Thesan, highlighting the successes and failures of its physical model. Thesan produces realistic galaxy populations thanks to state-of-the-art physics, including self-consistent dust production+destruction and radiation transport. I will then show how Thesan can, for the first time, reproduce the connection between IGM and galaxies, as measured from the modulation of the Lyman-alpha flux around galaxies. Finally, I will chart the way forward towards and even deeper understanding of the emergence of the first structures in the Universe.


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Monday December 13, 2021
Dr. Macarena García Marín
STScI

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The Webb Telescope, the next flagship astrophisical mission from NASA, ESA and the CSA, will be launch on December 18th 2021. With a 6.5 m primary mirror, it harbors 4 state-of-the-art instruments with powerful spectroscopic, imaging and coronagraphic capabilities. During Cycle 1 more than 10000 hours of observing time have been allocated to 400 programs and over 2500 worldwide researchers. From the epoch of reinonization and the evolution of galaxies, to studies of the interestellar medium, evolved stars, debris disks and planetary atmospheres, nearly every area of astrophysics and planetary astronomy are already represented in the first year of observations. This contribution will explore Webb's main areas of studies in Cycle 1, that will certainly open a new space for astrophysical discovery. 

 


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Thursday November 10, 2016
Dr. John Stansberry
Space Telescope Science Institute, USA

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Series: XXVIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics: Solar System Exploration Topic: Exploring the Outer Solar System

Lecture 2: James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) - Characterizing the outer Solar System

In this second lecture, Dr. Stansberry focus in the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The speaker gives a detailed description of the characteristis and capabilities of the telescope, as well as the science case for the observations of Solar System objects using the JWST. 


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