Pitt/CMU Colloquium: Jeyhan Karteltepe (RIT)

February 12, 2024 - 3:30pm

Pushing the Edge of the Cosmic Frontier with JWST

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched in December 2021, first started collecting data in June 2022,  and is already revolutionizing our understanding of the distant Universe. With its large segmented mirror, and optimization for infrared wavelengths, JWST was designed to detect and characterize some of the first galaxies to form in our universe and investigate how galaxies then evolve over the age of the Universe to the present day. In this talk, I will present how JWST has pushed our cosmic frontier beyond what was possible with Hubble and share some early results from extragalactic deep surveys and their implications for our understanding of the early universe.

Location and Address

102 Thaw Hall (Pitt Campus) & Zoom ID: 915 8210 3744