UNM’s Department of Physics and Astronomy presents Nobel Laureate John C. Mather in a free public talk, “The History of the Universe, from Beginning to End, and the James Webb Space Telescope” on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:00 pm in Keller Hall.
Dr. Mather won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (COBE). This work helped cement the big-bang theory of the universe. He is a senior astrophysicist at the U.S. space agency's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and is the project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the next generation space telescope to be launched within the decade. Dr. Mather will discuss what we've learned from studying the Cosmic Microwave Background, and what breakthroughs might be expected from the James Webb Space Telescope.