About Event

Mon 12 Dec 2022
Thu 15 Dec 2022


Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

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First Science Results from JWST


The James Webb Space Telescope was launched successfully on December 25, 2021. Following the commissioning of the telescope and its instruments, the first science observations started in late June and its spectacular first images were revealed to the world on July 12, 2022. STScI, the science and operations center for JWST, is pleased to announce that it will host a science conference in early December to highlight the first scientific results from NASA’s newest Great Observatory. The conference will be organized around the four science themes: the Early Universe, Galaxy Assembly, Stellar and Planetary Lifecycles, and Other Worlds. However, abstracts are welcome from any topic advanced by JWST observations.

The conference will focus on contributed presentations and posters, with a limited number of invited talks. A small number of late abstracts will be accepted to encourage the discussion of late-breaking results based on recently acquired data. We anticipate being able to provide partial funding support to enable attendance by early-career researchers. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

The conference will be held December 12-14, 2022 with an optional in-person workshop on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

The Talks will be available to stream via Youtube.

Important Dates

September 30 Registration Opens
October 21 Standard Abstract Deadline
November 15 Registration Deadline
November 15 Late Breaking Abstract Deadline

Invited Speakers

  • Chris Evans, Co-Chair (ESA/STScI)
  • Susan Mullally, Co-Chair (STScI)
  • Neill Reid, Co-Chair (STScI)
  • Angela Adamo (Stockholm University)
  • Andrea Banzatti (Texas State University)
  • Adam Burgasser (University of California, San Diego)
  • Jan Cami (University of Western Ontario)
  • Caitlin Casey (University of Texas)
  • Stephane Charlot (Institute of Astrophysics - Paris)
  • Knicole Colon (Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Emily Rickman (ESA/STScI)
  • Scott Sheppard (Carnegie Institute for Science)

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