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2011: P-A Department's Visit by Nobelist John Mather

The MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is honored to welcome a visit by John C. Mather, who shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his leadership of the team which succeeded in making precise measurements of the black body form of the cosmic background radiation and its anisotropy. He will be with us on Wednesday and Thursday the 19th and 20th of October 2011.

Dr. Mather will give a free public talk entitled "The History of the Universe in a Nutshell: from the Big Bang to Life and the End of Time" in room 1410 BPS Bldg. at 8 pm on Wednesday, 19 October 2011. Details may be found here.

Earlier on Wednesday, Dr. Mather will be the speaker at the weekly Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminar at 1:30 pm in room 1400 BPS Bldg. This will be an open session covering many of Dr. Mather's interests.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:10 pm in 1415 BPS Bldg, Dr. Mather will be the speaker at the weekly P-A Department Colloquium. His topic will be "The James Webb Space Telescope:  Science Opportunities and Mission Progress", which he is in a good position to discuss, as he is the JWST's Project Scientist.