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The first discoveries of the Webb space telescope in Rome: public lecture on 29 February

On Thursday 29 February at 6 pm, Prof. Roberto Maiolino of the University of Cambridge (UK) will hold a public lecture on the theme "The invisible Universe revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope" at the Department of Physics of Sapienza University of Rome

On Thursday 29 February at 6 pm, Prof. Roberto Maiolino of the University of Cambridge (UK) will hold a public lecture on the theme "The invisible Universe revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope" at the Department of Physics of Sapienza University of Rome.

The conference is open to the general public and will be in Italian. It will be moderated by Dr. Massimo Stiavelli, head of the JWST mission office at the Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, United States) since 2012.

This event is organized in collaboration between the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Sapienza University of Rome, with patronage from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), as part of the workshop “Astrophysics: The James Webb Space Telescope. From first light to new visions of the world", which brings together researchers from all over the world at the Casina Pio IV, Vatican City, between 27 and 29 February, to discuss the first, exciting results of the James Webb space telescope (JWST). In addition to scientific results, the workshop aims to reflect also on what this new knowledge means for science and society.

Launched in 2021, JWST is a phenomenal time machine, capable of photographing the first stars and galaxies that formed shortly after the Big Bang and of studying the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, searching for those most similar to Earth.

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