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John Mather, NASA astrophysicist, to speak at 2017 Grand Seminar

| By Stephanie Weaver
John Mather, Ph.D.

Loyola University Maryland’s academic division of natural and applied sciences presents the 2017 Grand Seminar featuring John Mather, Ph.D., senior astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

Mather will present his talk, “The History of the Universe from Beginning to the End: Where Did We Come From, Where Can We Go?” The event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.

Mather, who won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his precise measurements of cosmic microwave background radiation using the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite, currently leads the science team for the James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to launch in 2018. His research focuses on infrared astronomy and cosmology. 

Mather is a member of the American Astronomical Society, American Physical Society, National Academy of Sciences, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Prior to Maher’s talk, NASA engineers and scientists will showcase the Hubble Space Telescope servicing tools and the robotic satellite servicing initiative. This demonstration will happen in McGuire Hall at 3:30 p.m.

This year’s Grand Seminar will also feature Celebration of Science Week from Feb. 20-24. For a full list of events, go to loyola.edu/grandseminar.  

Read Loyola magazine's interview with Mather at magazine.loyola.edu

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