John Mather
Nobel Prize winner John Mather

The UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts a lecture with 2006 Nobel Prize winner John Mather titled, “The History of the Universe, and the James Webb Space Telescope.” The event will be held on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Keller Hall in the UNM Center for the Arts. This talk is free and open to the public.

Mather will discuss what’s been learned from studying the Cosmic Microwave Background, and what breakthroughs might be expected from the James Webb Space Telescope. 

Mather is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (COBE).

Mather is a senior astrophysicist at the U.S. space agency's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and is the project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the next generation space telescope to be launched within the decade.

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