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JWST

The James Webb Space Telescope, to be launched in 2018, will be the largest telescope in space. Often regarded as the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope, is dubbed "The First Light Telescope", as it is expected to detect and characterize the first generation of galaxies and accreting supermassive black hole seeds. KICC researchers are heavily involved in the primary spectrograph of JWST, NIRSpec, which will be the first multi-object spectrograph in space, orders of magnitude more sensitive than any previous facilities.

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Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

Aug 03, 2018

Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist.

From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds

Jul 31, 2018

The Planck consortium has made their final data release, including new processing of the cosmic microwave background temperature and polarisation data. This legacy dataset confirms the model of an 'almost perfect Universe', with some remaining oddities giving researchers some intriguing details to puzzle over

Knighthood for Roberto Maiolino

Jun 12, 2018

The President of the Italian Republic has knighted Professor Roberto Maiolino, Director of the Kavli Institute, in the Order of the Star of Italy.

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