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FotU symposium recap: Karina Caputi & Jann Aschersleben

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Watch back the talks by Karina Caputi and Jann Aschersleben below:

Speaker: Karina Caputi (Kapteyn)

Title: Unveiling the Early Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

Abstract: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the largest space telescope built to date, will finally be launched before the end of this year. The JWST will open up a new era ofastronomical discoveries and, therefore, will have the same level of public impact as its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, has had over the past three decades. In this talk I will give an overview of the exciting science that we expect to conduct with this new telescope, particularly in the area of high-redshift galaxy evolution, which will allow us to achieve a completely new view of the Early Universe.

Speaker: Jann Aschersleben (Kapteyn/Bernoulli)

Title: Dark matter searches with the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Abstract: The existence of dark matter as the dominant gravitational mass in the universe is well established by several independent measurements but the nature of dark matter is still an open question. Self-annihilating dark matter could result in a very faint gamma-ray signal that cannot be detected by current generation instruments. However, the future Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will reach the required sensitivity to detect the predicted gamma-ray signal in a wide range of dark matter masses. The goal of this project is the search for a potential dark matter signal under the application of artificial neural networks, which promise to further enhance the performance to be achieved by CTA.

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