Published: 27 October 2023

Webinar with Joseph Silk (John Hopkins University and IAP, France)
Recorded on October 26, 2023

Game Changers Online Seminar

Telescopes on the Moon: The Next Decades

The lunar surface allows a unique way forward, to go well beyond current limits in astronomy and cosmology. The far side provides a unique radio-quiet environment for probing the dark ages via 21 cm interferometry to seek elusive clues on the building blocks of the galaxies and the  nature of inflation.  Optical interferometers will eventually provide up to  a few microarsecond  imaging of the nearest exoplanets.  Far-infrared telescopes in cold and dark polar craters will probe the cosmic microwave background  radiation back to the first months of the Big Bang.