Welcome to the second year of our Dialogue — where we continue the spirit of the Lindau Meeting throughout the summer.
As with last year, we will host an ongoing discussion between a laureate and a young researcher still making his or her way in the world of science.
This year we are pleased to host John Mather, who shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the cosmic microwave background radiation. John’s current focus is the James Webb Space Telescope, which he spoke about at the 2012 Lindau Meeting. The JWST is due to launch in 2018 and will orbit about 1 million miles from Earth to observe the very first galaxies.
And Minnie Mao, who recently took a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, New Mexico, which entailed a move from her native Hobart, Australia. Minnie uses radio and optical telescopes to study the evolution of galaxies to determine how they have formed and evolved since the Big Bang, 14 billion years ago.
Check in regularly to follow the conversation as it develops, across time and space.