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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST Webcasts
Wednesday Jun 8, 2011
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Shri Kulkarni  (Caltech )
Massive stars (say those with mass greater than ZAMS 90 Msun) could have several different channels for their end. The simplest is a "pair-instability" supernova in which the hot core becomes unstable to formation of electron-positron pairs and is co ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Alexandra Pope  (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
I will discuss several exciting capabilities for using JWST to study galaxy formation and evolution. The Spitzer Space Telescope has set the stage for such pursuits by extending the detailed mid-IR spectroscopic study of small dust grains beyond our ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Alice Shapley  (University of California, Los Angeles)
JWST and the NIRSpec instrument provide important constraints on the cycling of baryons into, within, and outside of galaxies. We will broadly outline two observing programs based on measurements of the rest-frame optical emission-lines originating i ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Pierre Guillard  (Spitzer Science Center, IPAC, California Institute of Technology)
The build-up of baryonic mass in galaxies is regulated by a complex interplay between gravitational collapse, galaxy merging and feedback related to AGN and star formation. Although numerical simulations provide an increasingly detailed picture of th ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Ray Villard, Richard Ellis, Shri Kulkarni, Alice Shapley, Mario Livio ("(California Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, University of California, Los Angeles, STScI)")
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Christine Wilson  (McMaster University)
Our understanding of star formation has advanced dramatically in recent years with detailed studies from the Spitzer Space Telescope in the near and mid-infrared and the Herschel Space Observatory in the far-infrared and submillimeter. In my talk, I ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Jeff Valenti (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Mike Meyer (ETH Institute for Astronomy )
I will present several high risk projects that can be undertaken with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) that address critical questions in star and planet formation: 1) how common are stars like the Sun in the Milky Way and other galaxies? and 2) ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Harry Ferguson (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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Tuesday Jun 7, 2011
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Jason Kalirai  (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Nearby resolved stellar populations such as Galactic star clusters anchor our understanding of the Universe. Clusters are ideal testbeds to advance our knowledge of stellar evolution and structure, and provide a calibration of astrophysical relations ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Adam Riess  (Johns Hopkins University/Space Telescope Science Institute)
The Hubble constant remains one of the most important parameters in the cosmological model, setting the size and age scales of the Universe. Present uncertainties in the cosmological model including the nature of dark energy, the properties of neutri ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Jane Rigby  (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
I'll discuss several ways in which JWST will probe accretion onto supermassive black holes over cosmic time. Spitzer spectroscopy has demonstrated these techniques locally; JWST will push them into to the era of galaxy assembly.
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Crystal Martin  (UC Santa Barbara)
From its vantage point above the earth’s atmosphere, Webb’s access and sensitivity to line emission in the near infrared will be timely and unique. The NIRSpec, MIRI, FGS-TF, and NIRCAM instruments all offer modes of observation well-suited to measur ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Karina Caputi  (University of Edinburgh )
I will discuss the unique role that JWST/MIRI will have for constraining galaxy stellar mass assembly at high redshifts, and thus testing current models of galaxy formation. I will show how MIRI deep galaxy surveys will be able to probe more than one ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Mark Clampin  (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a cryogenic, 6.5 meter diameter space telescope. JWST has a unique architecture, compared to previous space telescopes, that is driven by its science requirements, ia passively cooled cryogenic design, and the ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Kathy Flanagan (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Marcia Rieke  (University of Arizona)
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
George Rieke  (University of Arizona )
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Peter Jacobsen  (ESA )
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Rene Doyon, Robert Abraham, and David Lafreniere  (Université de Montréal)
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Monday Jun 6, 2011
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Matt Mountain (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Wendy Freedman (OCIW)
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2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Heidi Hammel  (AURA)
A variety of solar system observations will be enabled by the infrared optimization of the James Webb Space Telescope. This talk will focus on mid-infrared observations of ice giant atmospheres. Infrared observations of Uranus and Neptune provide a r ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Daniel Whalen  (Carnegie Mellon University)
The first stars in the universe are key to the rise of primeval galaxies, early cosmological reionization, and the formation of the supermassive black holes found in most massive galaxies today. Unfortunately, because they lie near the edge of the ob ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Tommaso Treu (University of California, Santa Barbara)
I will present an observational program, based on imaging and spectroscopy of multiply imaged quasars, that will address three major open questions in galaxy formation and evolution: 1) Do galaxies have as many satellites as predicted by numerical co ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Thomas Henning  (MPI for Astronomy)
The talk will review our present understanding of the gas content and its evolution in protoplanetary disks. During the last decade most of our knowledge on disks around young stars was provided by sensitive dust continuum observations and infrared s ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Various Speakers (Various Institutions and Universities)
Jane Rigby, Valentina Calvi, Steven Finkelstein, Marshall Perrin, Paola Rodríguez Hidalgo, Daniel Batcheldor, Scott Friedman, Ben Sargent, Sally Heap, Haojing Yan, Soma De, K. E. Saavik Ford, Barry McKernan, John Pye, Hugo Messias, Michael Werner, Ge ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
William Borucki (NASA ARC)
A Compendium of Kepler Discoveries for JWST Follow up William Borucki (NASA Ames Research Center) The Kepler Mission's nearly continuous multi-year observations of over 150,000 stars and their planetary systems will provide JWST with numerous int ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Daniela Calzetti (University of Massachusetts)
I will review the current status of our understanding of the relation between star formation and the gas supply on galaxy scales, and discuss future developments that will be enabled by the JWST, both locally and at higher redshifts.
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Andrew Benson (California Institute of Technology)
I will describe recent developments in the modelling of galaxy formation physics with an emphasis on high redshifts using a combination of N-body simulation and state-of-the-art semi-analytic techniques. I will focus on issues of robustness and relia ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Richard Ellis (California Institute of Technology)
JWST offers the exciting prospect of revealing the physical nature of star formation in the first galaxies, their role in enriching and ionizing the intergalactic medium, and how feedback processes in early systems govern the subsequent assembly hist ...
2011 JWST - Frontier Science Opportunities with the JWST
Massimo Stiavelli (Space Telescope Science Institute)
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