James Webb Space Telescope

Sogol Sanjaripour, Physics Undergraduate Student, Sharif University of Technology

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a space telescope designed primarily to conduct infrared astronomy. After nearly 30 years of hard work, numerous problems, huge expense, a perfect launch and six months of preparation and calibration, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has now opened its windows to the Universe with the data starting to come down. This is expected to enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, such as observation of the first stars and the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets.
In this talk we are going to study the JWST optical system, discuss its application in astronomy and also the science behind the first images taken by it.

Date: August 13, 2022