Special Event: Cosmic Beginnings

Save-the-Date for the panel discussion about "Cosmic Beginnings: Unveiling the First Billion Years in the History of the Universe with Revolutionary New JWST Observations". Graphic by Fabio Crameri, ISSI.

Unveiling the First Billion Years in the History of the Universe with Revolutionary New JWST Observations

Public talk followed by a panel discussion
University of Bern
March 14, 17:30h

How did the Universe form and how did it evolve at the very beginning? The major cosmology experts worldwide will be convening in the neutral and welcoming environment at ISSI to discuss specific questions like „Where did the stars in the first galaxies form and how extreme were they?“„In what ways are the first galaxies unique?“, and „Are  new  discoveries challenging the cosmological framework?“.  The new revolutionary observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), one of the most ambitious scientific experiments of the 21st century, are adding new energy to the debate on the beginning of the Universe, and are challenging our current understanding.

ISSI takes this opportunity to bring the very latest news to the public by hosting a lecture followed a panel discussion with the scientific experts to debate fundamental open questions and the new insights into the chronology of the first Billion years of the Universe.

The event will take place at the University of Bern on March 14, 2024, starting at 17:30h, and is open to the public (No registration needed). So, save the date!

University of Bern, Institut für exakte Wissenschaften, Hörsaal 099 (Erdgeschoss), Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern

17:30 Welcome
17:40 Public lecture by Pascal Oesch
18:20 Panel discussion
19:00 Reception

Pascal Oesch (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Event panellists:
Pascal Oesch (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Alice Shapley (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
Willy Benz (Universität Bern, Switzerland)
Susan Kassin (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA)
Antonella Nota (International Space Science Institute, Switzerland)
Claus Beisbart (Universität Bern, Switzerland)