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Fri, 23 Feb

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Institute of Astronomy

CAA: The discovery and characterisation of the first galaxies in the Universe

How we search for the first cosmic structures in the Universe and how these first galaxies are forming the building blocks of today’s galaxies, including our own Milky Way galaxy.

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CAA: The discovery and characterisation of the first galaxies in the Universe
CAA: The discovery and characterisation of the first galaxies in the Universe

Time & Location

23 Feb 2024, 20:00 – 21:00

Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK

About The Event

Dr Sandro Tacchella, will present the latest results that he and his team have obtained from the James Webb Space Telescope, which is the most sophisticated (and expensive) telescope ever launched into space. He will discuss how we search for the first cosmic structures in the Universe and why this is of interest. I will then focus on how these first galaxies are forming the building blocks of today’s galaxies, including our own Milky Way galaxy. 

Sandro is Assistant Professor, Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics) & Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, UK.  He exploits cutting-edge multi-wavelength observational data obtained with some of the most advanced telescopes on ground and in space. He uses and develops analytical and cosmological numerical models to shed light on the physical properties of galaxies. Sandro is heavily involved in the new James Webb Space Telescope, playing a key role both in the data processing of the NIRCam instrument and in projects aimed at detecting galaxies formed in the early Universe and at characterising their primeval properties.

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