Speaker: Dr. John C. Mather
Free event. Limited sitting, registration is needed. (Registration form here)
Presentation in English.
Recommended age: 15 or older.
Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation and ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences in collaboration with the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB), the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE), the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) and the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) announce the conference of
Dr. John C. Mather, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2006
Senior Astrophysicist at the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in the framework of the Ignacio Cirac-Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera Chair program at ICFO.
Prof. Mather’s conference, entitled "The History of the Universe from the beginning to the end: where did we come from, where can we go?” will outline the history of the universe from its early moments beginning from the Big Bang to its possible end.
The conference is addressed to the general public audience with an interest in the scientific exploration of Nature. The lecture will illustrate examples from NASA, including measurements of the Big Bang, discoveries with the Hubble, and future telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope (planned for 2018 launch) and beyond.