Transformative Science from the Webb Space Telescope

June 20th 2023
4pm BST
5pm CEST
11am EDT
8am PDT

Hear all about the impactful and inspiring new science of NASA’s Webb Space Telescope from the Webb Operations Project Scientist, Dr. Jane Rigby.

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Dr May Chiao

Moderator and Chief Editor, Nature Astronomy

May started as a locum editor at Nature in 2003, and then joined the launch team of Nature Physics, handling a range of topics in the physical sciences. As Chief Editor, she launched Nature Astronomy in 2017, which combines top research in astronomy and planetary science, as well as commentary on issues that concern the community, such as social justice and space policy.

Dr Jane Rigby

Webb Operations Project Scientist, NASA

Dr. Jane Rigby is a NASA astronomer who studies how galaxies evolve over cosmic time. She was one of the key scientists in a large international team who launched, deployed, and readied the James Webb Space Telescope for science. Rigby has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has won multiple awards for scientific research. Dr. Rigby is also an advocate for equity and inclusion.


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Time Agenda
4.00pm Dr Ritu Dhand, Springer Nature Chief Scientific Officer: welcome and introductions
4.10pm Dr Jane Rigby, NASA
4:40pm Moderated Q&A
4:55pm Dr Ritu Dhand: closing remarks
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