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James Webb Space Telescope: Comets, Planets, and the Origin of Life

Friday, August 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

The James Webb Space Telescope’s dazzling images are providing new insights into comet science, our neighboring planets, and how water may have arrived here on Earth. Brian Greene in live conversation with the JWST lead solar system scientist, Stefanie Milam.

This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.


Brian GreenePhysicist, Author

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Stefanie MilamAstronomer

Stefanie Milam is Deputy Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA. Her observational focus is on the composition of primitive bodies, such as comets and asteroids, and …

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