JWST-PRES-012898. James Webb Space Telescope Science Updates. John C. Mather JWST Senior Project Scientist NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. JWST and related space missions. WMAP 6/30/01 to Sept. 2010: 3.2 – 13 mm; Big Bang HST upgraded! COS and WFC3 - 0.1 to 1.7 µm
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John C. Mather
JWST Senior Project Scientist
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
… to identify the first luminous sources to form and to determine the ionization history of the early universe.
Hubble Ultra Deep Field
γ e– + e+ γ
Hubble Image of Eta Carina
(z = 8.2) – supernova jet aimed at us!
JANUS GRB (SMEX) search proposed, could see to z = 12
Lyman Forest Absorption
Black Gunn-Peterson troughWhen was re-ionization?
Fan, Carilli & Keating 2006, ARAA, 44, 415
MacArthur Fellow 2008 - Adam Riess
S. Perlmutter, A. Riess, B. Schmidt
The Eagle Nebulaas seen in the infraredHow does environment affect star-formation and vice-versa?What is the sub-stellar initial mass function?
The Eagle Nebula as seen by HST
Kalas, Graham and Clampin 2005
Named #2 Science Discovery of 2008
HR 8799 b,c,d
Marois et al. 2008
Gemini & Keck
Massive dust disk as if Mars collided with Earth
β Pictoris b
A.-M. Lagrange et al. 2008
Kalas et al. 2008
May be 2000 more when whole sky is surveyed
With moving object tracking JWST is perfect tool
Science Working Group
FGS Science Team
S&OC WIT Team
MIRI Science Team
NIRCam Science Team
NIRSpec Science TeamScience Working Group (SWG) = Standing panel of science subject matter experts to advise Project and HQ
JWST Science Requirements
JWST Mission Requirements
JWST Observatory Spec
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