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Add to Calendar 4/24/2019 4:00 pm 4/24/2019 America/Chicago Physics Colloquium: "Repurposing a Spy Telescope for Studying Dark Energy and Exoplanets" DESCRIPTION:

In 2025, NASA (hopefully with CSA as a partner) plans to launch WFIRST, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope.  WFIRST is a 2.4 meter telescope with more than a 100 times the field of view of the Hubble Space Telescope.  WFIRST will fly with a wide field camera and a coronagraph.   The wide field camera is poised to make significant contributions to our understanding of dark energy and to carry out a diverse program of astrophysics. The coronagraph should be able to obtain contrast ratios 1000x better than those previously achieved from space and characterize atmospheres of exoplanets.

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David Spergel, Princeton University & Flatiron Institute

141 Loomis Laboratory

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Physics Colloquium: "Repurposing a Spy Telescope for Studying Dark Energy and Exoplanets"

Speaker David Spergel, Princeton University & Flatiron Institute
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Location:

141 Loomis Laboratory

Event Contact: Suzanne Hallihan
217-333-3761
shalliha@illinois.edu
Sponsor:

University of Illnois Department of Physics

Event Type: Other
 

In 2025, NASA (hopefully with CSA as a partner) plans to launch WFIRST, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope.  WFIRST is a 2.4 meter telescope with more than a 100 times the field of view of the Hubble Space Telescope.  WFIRST will fly with a wide field camera and a coronagraph.   The wide field camera is poised to make significant contributions to our understanding of dark energy and to carry out a diverse program of astrophysics. The coronagraph should be able to obtain contrast ratios 1000x better than those previously achieved from space and characterize atmospheres of exoplanets.

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