SciEnza in Roca, a new window on the universe: the James Webb Space Telescope

SciEnza in Roca, a new window on the universe: the James Webb Space Telescope

Meetings and conferences

We would like to highlight the conference to be held in Montecchio Emilia on Wednesday 22 November, held by two researchers from the INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics) in Bologna as part of the SciEnza in Rocca cycle, and organized under the auspices of the Municipality of Bologna. Montecchio Emilia.

Launched on Christmas Day 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope began releasing stunning images of the universe in July 2022, and in just a few months has revolutionized our study of the origins of galaxies, the formation of the first stars, and the properties of planets. Even outside the solar system. In this event we discuss why the James Webb Space Telescope represents a step forward compared to its predecessors, we will present some of the first results obtained by the astronomical community with the James Webb Space Telescope and we will tell you what we can expect in the near future.

Roberto DeCarli and Federica Loiacono are astronomers working at the Bologna Astrophysical and Space Sciences Observatory, part of the National Institute of Astrophysics. They deal with the formation and evolution of the first supermassive black holes and the first galaxies to emerge from the distant universe, using the James Webb Space Telescope and other telescopes. Roberto DeCarli graduated in astrophysics from the University of Milan, obtained his PhD at Como and then worked for several years at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. It deals with high-Z star formation, the physics of the interstellar medium, quasars, and supermassive black holes.

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