Unveiling the Cosmos with the James Webb Space Telescope

  • January 22, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom virtual lecture

Nathalie Nguyen-Quoc Ouellette  PhD

Nathalie Nguyen-Quoc Ouellette is an astrophysicist, science communicator and lifetime lover of all things space! She obtained her Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 2016.

Her research focuses on galaxy formation and evolution, particularly those found in clusters. Nathalie is currently the Deputy Director of the Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) and the Mont-Mégantic Observatory (OMM) at the University of Montréal.  She is also the Outreach Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope in Canada collaborating with the Canadian Space Agency.

She is a frequent contributor and analyst in Canadian media on everything related to space. Nathalie organises and participates in science outreach events from local to international scales to encourage the interest and participation of youth and the general public in space science and to increase scientific literacy in Canada.

Unveiling the Cosmos with the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been dazzling the entire world with its amazing images and discoveries since the start of its scientific mission in 2022. An international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, Webb is the largest telescope ever sent to space. In this lecture, Dr. Nathalie Nguyen-Quoc Ouellette will explain how the Webb Telescope uses the power of infrared light to probe the atmospheres of exoplanets, study the dusty birth and death of stars, and detect the most distant galaxies ever observed. You will see the Universe as never before, through Webb’s infrared eye, and learn how astronomers and artists transform this invisible light into the colorful images shown to the public.

This event is part of the Winter 2024 Speaker series. 

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