Matt Greenhouse | The James Webb Space Telescope | NEAF Talks

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Filmed April 2014

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest space born infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. The project is working to a 2018 launch date. The Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System. Dr Greenhouse
will discuss the project status and its four main science themes: The End of the Dark Ages: First Light and
Reionization, The Assembly of Galaxies, The Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems, and Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life.

Who is Matt Greenhouse?

DR. MATT GREENHOUSE has served on the James Webb Space Telescope senior staff as Project Scientist for the JWST science instrument payload since 1997. He specializes in infrared imaging spectroscopy, development of related instrumentation and technologies, flight project science, and technical management. Matt is the recipient of the Robert H. Goddard award for Exceptional Achievement in Science, and 21 other individual performance awards, and five team awards including the Naval Research Laboratory Alan Berman Research Publication Award.
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BlackEpyon says:

"We have to polish the WRONG shape into the mirror at room temperature, so we get the RIGHT shape at the operating temperature"…

Not doing this is why Hubble went up not being able to see clearly.

sbmccain80 says:

These videos are great! They should be receiving way more views.

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