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Math, Physics, and Computer Science Colloquium: A New Window to the Cosmos-The James Webb Telescope

December 9, 2022 @ 2:30 pm 3:30 pm

Presented by James G. O’Brien, PhD, Professor of Physics and Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science

Harold C. Smith Presentation Room, Stitzer Welcome Center in Judd Gymnasia

The last 30 years has proved to be an exciting time for understanding our place as humans in the universe as well as deepening our fundamental knowledge about the cosmos. The Hubble Space Telescope brought us a window to the heavens unlike anything we have ever seen, and now, with the successful launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, our perspectives and paradigms will shift once again. In this talk, O’Brien will highlight the massive undertaking that was the construction of the Webb telescope as well as the scientific missions and theories that will be explored using this unbelievable new technology.

James O’Brien is a theoretical and computational physicist who specializes in astrophysics, cosmology, and gravity. A large portion of his work over the last few years focuses on alternative gravitational theories outside of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

This event, presented by the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, is free and open to the Springfield College community.

For more information, contact Kellie Lavoie at klavoie2@springfield.edu

This is a Wellness Passport event.
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