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The First Galaxies

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18:30 – 20:00 5 Feb 2013
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Chadwick Lecture Theatre, Liverpool University, L69 3DR

Speakers: Jim Dunlop

After the Big Bang the Universe expanded and cooled, and for a while there was only darkness.
But then gravity caused the most dense regions of the universe to collapse and form the first stars and galaxies.
In this talk I will describe how recent advances in observational astronomy, especially the refurbishment of the Hubble Space Telescope, have enabled us to look back in time to within 1 billion years of the Big Bang, and directly observe the emergence of the first galaxies.
I will also explain how the next generation of facilities, including the long - awaited James Webb Space Telescope, can be expected to further clarify how today's highly structured and beautiful Universe emerged from the chaos of the Big Bang.

Event type: Event
Organised by: IOP Merseyside Branch
Contact details: Louise Butcher
Email: louise.butcher@iop.org

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18:30 – 20:00 5 Feb 2013
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