One of these timeless breakthroughs of the human mind into the secrets of the universe - the double-slit experiment - ranks well above all the others, if only because, although equally simple, it still baffles Physicists to this day
Webb will observe the universe in the infrared and will have a telescope mirror 6
This is so large that it will need to be folded up to fit inside the rocket for launch!
Webb, with its complement of infrared instrumentation offering an unparalleled combination of sensitivity and diffraction limited performance, will open a new window on the universe
The telescope will look for the first bright objects in the universe, how stars and planets form, and for the chemical signatures of life on distant planets
ASIC Lecture Theatre, The University Centre Building
The Euclid mission, to be launched in 2022, is designed to tackle some fundamental questions; why is the expansion of the universe accelerating and what is the “dark energy” that is thought to drive it? what are the nature and properties of “dark matter”, how is it distributed and how has that changed over the lifetime of the universe? Answers to these questions will dramatically change our view of the universe and have the potential to require that physics textbooks are rewritten