Science & Engineering of James-Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was launched into orbit on December 25, 2021, after a few decades of mind-boggling engineering and technological achievements. JWST is now well on its way to its destination with all the critical engineering milestones successfully achieved. JWST is expected to achieve equally mind-boggling scientific discoveries once it reaches its destination at the earth-sun Lagrange point # 2 (L2) and starts producing science. In this talk, Mansoor will give an overview of the science goals of this great observatory, discussing how it will complement the already great discoveries achieved by Hubble Space Telescope and how JWST will extend boundaries of knowledge about our universe. JWST science objectives have imposed extreme technical and engineering challenges in developing this complicated machine. Mansoor will also discuss how the science objectives drove the engineering requirements and how NASA met the challenge.

Venue and Date

Thursday, 10 February, 2022 at 10:30 AM
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad


Astrophysics and Cosmology Group,
Theoretical Physics Department,
National Centre for Physics

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