The quest for cosmic dawn: First Results from the James Webb Space Telescope
Fri 5 May, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The first billion years after the Big Bang represent the final frontier in assembling a complete picture of cosmic history. During this period early galaxies formed and the universe first became bathed in light.
How and when did all this occur? Recent progress with the James Webb Space Telescope suggests we may soon witness this dramatic period when the universe emerged from darkness. The motivation is fundamental: the origin of starlight began the chemical evolution which ultimately led to our own existence in this remarkable universe.
Richard Ellis is Professor of Astrophysics at University College London.
Image courtesy of NASA