The Catholic University of America

March 24, 2014

Herzfeld Lecture to Focus on Origins of the Universe

WHAT: Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture: “From New Jersey to Stockholm and the Beginning of the Universe”
WHEN:  Friday, April 4, 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Karl Herzfeld Auditorium in Hannan Hall (Room 108)
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
DETAILS: The 33rd Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture will feature John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel laureate in physics and project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Mather’s talk is titled “From New Jersey to Stockholm and the Beginning of the Universe.”

During his talk, Mather will discuss the origins and future of the universe.

“I will describe the discovery of the expansion of the universe, the measurement of the primeval heat radiation and how it led me to a Nobel Prize, and how we are building the James Webb Space Telescope to extend the Hubble Space Telescope discoveries far beyond what we know today,” Mather said. “I will imagine the future of the universe, and how we, or our robotic descendants, might explore it.”

This lecture series is made possible by the Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture Fund, which is supported by contributions from alumni and friends. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

For more information, visit physics.cua.edu or call 202-319-5315.
 
SPONSOR: Department of Physics

 

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