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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge

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A new era in extragalactic astronomy: early results from the James Webb Space Telescope

The JWST mission will revolutionise our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution, by enabling for the first time observations of rest-frame optical spectral features in distant galaxies beyond z=3. JWST is scheduled for launch on December 24th, 2021, and will start observations 6 months later. There is no doubt that the delivery of the first JWST data will be the astronomical event of 2022. Our timely workshop will provide one of the first opportunities for extragalactic researchers to come together and discuss the very first results from JWST. This will pave the way for collaborations and fast turnaround of eagerly awaited scientific results for the community.

LOC: Steven Brereton (admin), Hannah Übler (co-chair), Nicolas Laporte (co-chair), Francesco D’Eugenio, Lester Sandles, Mirko Curti, Roberto Maiolino, Tobias Looser

SOC: Hannah Übler (co-chair; KICC), Mirko Curti (co-chair; KICC/ESO), Alice Shapley (UCLA), Andy Bunker (University of Oxford), Chris Willott (CADC), Emma Curtis-Lake (University of Hertfordshire), George Rieke (University of Arizona), Irene Shivaei (University of Arizona), James Dunlop (University of Edinburgh), Laura Pentericci (INAF), Marcia Rieke (University of Arizona), Nicolas Laporte (KICC), Roberto Maiolino (KICC)

Monday, 20 March, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, 24 March, 2023 - 17:00
Event location: 
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, UK