Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Thu., June 24, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.

Overview of the James Webb Space Telescope

Stephen Paxton Barrow, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
Bldg. 6008 Conference Room

The Hubble Space Telescope is primarily an ultraviolet and visible light observatory. The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to be launched in 2011, and will extend the Hubble Telescope's science program into the mid-infrared region. This talk will provide an overview of the James Webb Space Telescope and its detector systems.