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Thursday, March 23, 2023

University of Idaho College of Science 20th Anniversary Seminar | Idaho

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A Planetary Scientist’s Perspective on the James Webb Space Telescope

Presenter: Professor Matthew M. Hedman, University of Idaho Department of Physics

The James Webb Space Telescope, launched in late 2021, was designed to observe a wide range of astronomical objects at infrared wavelengths. The telescope has already released many striking pictures of early galaxies, star-forming clouds of dust and gas, and the giant planets. In this talk, Professor Hedman will provide an overview of JWST’s capabilities and scientific potential from the perspective of someone who works primarily on objects within our own Solar System, including the rings and moons orbiting the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

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M.M. Hedman is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Idaho. He has been involved in multiple NASA missions to the outer solar system, and has recently become involved in the analysis of JWST’s observations of the outer planets. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton in 2002. He joined the faculty of the University of Idaho in 2013.

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