Secrets Revealed by the Webb Telescope: Looking at Ourselves from the Beginning of Time
In collaboration with the Aspen Chapel
Featuring Dr. James Bullock, Dean of the School of Physical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Bullock will discuss the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever created. Built over a 20-year period at a cost of $10 billion, the Webb Telescope provides humanity with a remarkable glimpse into what the universe looked like more than 13 billion years ago. The Webb Telescope is designed to look deeper into space to see the earliest stars and galaxies that formed and to look deep into nearby dust clouds to study the formation of stars and planets. By revealing insights into the origin of our universe, the telescope serves as a fascinating “time machine” that allows us to piece together our history. Having recently served as chair of the James Webb Telescope Users Committee, Dr. Bullock is one of the foremost experts on the operations of the telescope and will provide unique insight into the groundbreaking research that is being collected on this mission.
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James Bullock is dean of the School of Physical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, overseeing astronomy, chemistry, earth system science, math, and physics. His research focuses on galaxy formation and cosmology. He recently served as the chair of the User Committee for the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope in history, and currently sits on the Council for Space Telescope Science Institute, which is responsible for the Hubble Space Telescope and Webb. Dean Bullock received a B.S. in both Physics and Math from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Santa Cruz. After postdoctoral positions at The Ohio State University and Harvard University, he came to UC Irvine as an Assistant Professor in 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a designated Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Space Science.
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