Speaker: Massimo Stiavelli
Affiliation: Space Telescope Science Institute - Baltimore, Maryland (U.S.A.)
Title: The James Webb Space Telescope
Date: May 25th, at 3 PM
Where: Aula Rostagni, Zoom meeting and YouTube streaming
"I will briefly review the James Webb Space Telescope, highlight the major phases of on-orbit commissioning and the major conclusions from its commissioning program. I will provide an up to date mission status, and describe early science results with particular focus on high-redshift science".
Dr. Massimo Stiavelli has led the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Mission Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute since 2012. In 2022 he received the NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Award for his role in managing the STScI JWST work. He was an Interdisciplinary Scientist in the JWST Science Working Group and in this role he helped define the science requirements for the mission. He joined the Institute in 1995 and served as a European Space Agency astronomer for the first five years. He was an instrument scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), going on to work on the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) during its development. He was part of the team that developed the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) instrument on Hubble. His research interests include cosmology, formation and evolution of galaxies and central black holes. Dr. Stiavelli led the team that carried out the Hubble Ultra Deep Field survey and has extensive experience in all aspects of modern astronomical research, from theory and observations to instrument development. In 2018 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and in 2021 he was elected a Foreign Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (the italian premier National Science Academy).
zoom meeting: https://unipd.link/ColloquiumDFA-25-05-2023