Things We’ve Never Seen: The James Webb Space Telescope Explores the Cosmos

  • Опубліковано 22 гру 2021
  • The powerful James Webb Space Telescope--the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope--promises insight into profound questions that have dogged philosophers and astronomers for millennia. What is the origin of the universe? How are stars and planets created? Is there life elsewhere in the universe? Brian Greene brings together four scientists who will use the Webb to investigate these very questions: John C. Mather, NASA’s lead scientist on the project and a Nobel Laureate; Natalie Batalha, NASA’s lead scientist on the Kepler Mission, which discovered the first rocky planets outside our solar system; Adam Riess, who earned a Nobel Prize for his revelations about the expansion rate of the universe; and Ewine van Dishoeck, a Kavli Laureate for her pioneering work in the field of astrochemistry.
    This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.
    - John C. Mather
    - Natalie Batalha
    - Adam Riess
    - Ewine van Dishoeck
    Brian Greene
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  • Matt Smith
    Matt Smith 4 місяці тому +16

    This answered so many of my questions that just aren't on any of the numerous news sites out there, and the presentation itself is just so cohesive! Great and communicative panel, Dr. Greene as a great host as always, great animations to accompany topics, and there's 80 minutes of all of it! Thank you for this!

  • Liflow
    Liflow 4 місяці тому +82

    I'm so happy this channel exists. As dry as academics can be, this panel's passion is clear and inspiring. I have nothing but admiration for them and a lot of hope for this mission.

    • Olando Anônimo
      Olando Anônimo Місяць тому

      And may I say, god bless ya.

    • Neil Down
      Neil Down 3 місяці тому +1

      @Eric Payne Well that means you too then doesn’t it and the people on the panel😂yeah I don’t think you’re in any position to judge intelligence

    • Eric Payne
      Eric Payne 3 місяці тому +2

      These last two contributers prove that intelligent life has yet to exist on planet Earth .

    • M Woods
      M Woods 4 місяці тому +1

      @Neil Down Yup... It was about 4th grade level in my estimation... really lousy panel.. Some old broad bragging about her daughters plum job and a old Cosmologist hung up on an expanding universe...

    • Neil Down
      Neil Down 4 місяці тому +3

      This panel sucks in my opinion. They’re still holding onto century old propaganda

  • Ronald Bass
    Ronald Bass 5 місяців тому +25

    Awesome program. I feel blessed to have witnessed this program and I'm inspired to see that the problems we think of as so vital today. Have already been considered and eclipsed by the cutting edge of the world of science today. May you all fly high and sail far. Amen and so be it.

  • Elizabeth Terry
    Elizabeth Terry 4 місяці тому +26

    This is sooooo exciting! What a time to be alive! Thank you! Can’t wait for the discoveries to pour in! Thank you for your most wonderful explanations, I am in awe ❤️ This certainly does help give us ego driven human beings a healthier, wider and more accurate perspective of who we are, and hope that we can find solutions to turn the damage we have imposed on our beautiful planet

    • Cheap Bastard
      Cheap Bastard 3 місяці тому

      Damage? How? The planet doesn't care what messes we make. No matter what we do, the planet will survive just fine. We may not, but the planet will and life will continue to thrive with or without us.

    • Luxe Licensing LLC
      Luxe Licensing LLC 3 місяці тому

      So exciting! As exciting as seeing billions of dollars thrown to muddy science vision all dressed up in scripted actors complete with high ticket 3D graphics, custom music and past staged dance performances to make them seem important. Come on, now...

  • Ntxoovyias  Yaj- Jerry
    Ntxoovyias Yaj- Jerry 4 місяці тому +81

    Thank you, Mr. Brian Greene. The whole world needs to hear from the experts themselves. Humanity has benefited greatly from the advancement of sciences in learning about ourselves and our relation to the cosmos. Sciences is the language of survivability for the human race.

    • Rob Vollat
      Rob Vollat 3 місяці тому

      @Luxe Licensing LLC And how exactly is HE responsible for that?

    • Luxe Licensing LLC
      Luxe Licensing LLC 3 місяці тому

      Greene is green. Green with envy for those who are less pompous and more astute than himself, and green as in 'wet behind the ears.' Isn't Brian Greene responsible for a portion of why this $10 billion effort doesn't even have a proper budget or timeline? Don't believe the hype. Believe the science. When it happens to roll back around, that is.

    • Ben Jammin
      Ben Jammin 4 місяці тому

      Imagine trying to learn about yourself from this perspective

    • Rob Vollat
      Rob Vollat 4 місяці тому +1


    • Rob Vollat
      Rob Vollat 4 місяці тому +1

      @CallmeDerek Thanks 🤣

  • Leonard Lackey
    Leonard Lackey 3 місяці тому

    When are we likely to see something, photos, or something that has been found out by this telescope? I think that every time we have gotten a better telescope, we have learned that the universe is much larger than we had previously thought. Also, I would imagine that, now that SpaceX has developed its starship, we will be able to lift heavier loads into space. When designing and building the Webb Telescope, weight and size were huge considerations. Now, we can send much larger and heavier things into space. Ironically, the Webb Telescope was ready at about the same time that the Starship was developed. We could have sent something much larger.

  • Jim Graham
    Jim Graham 4 місяці тому +6

    Great job from the team to get this complex and expensive bit of hardware into its operating position. A lot could have gone wrong, that it didn't is a great credit to all involved.
    Now for the exploration and science.

  • vanislefan
    vanislefan 4 місяці тому +2

    Love the way Brian Greene asks the questions he needs to ask! He asks what needs to be asked in a way that is understandable for the average intellect, and still makes the topic interesting and logical. There are few likable people like him, who anticipates what the audience may be thinking and asks the questions that need to be asked ..clearly . Kudos to this man.

    • NextWorldVR
      NextWorldVR 3 місяці тому

      What a perfect first question, what exactly will this give us over the Hubble AND WHAT AN ANSWER! When one see's how much
      further beyond visible light it can see... Wow!

  • Inezz Mullins
    Inezz Mullins 5 місяців тому +234

    Brian has a way of asking brilliant questions in a way that even those of us out here with just a very basic understanding of Science can understand and gather great information from the answers. I am so glad I watched this. To be perfectly honest, this is the first time I have heard of the JWST. I saw it launch a couple hours ago. These are epic times we live in. I can't wait to see what we can see.

    • jesus palattao
      jesus palattao 4 місяці тому +1

      Brilliant mind asking brilliant questio s getting brilliant answers rendering viewer greater understanding on webb impotantance on the next horizon in terms of astronomy

    • Mack&Ash
      Mack&Ash 4 місяці тому +1

      @Terry Easterday Cheers mate. Took me a minute to work out what you wrote. I'll check em out.

  • Andrea B
    Andrea B 4 місяці тому +2

    I'm literally amazed trying to imagine how people imagined and made inventions real.

  • Ava Celeste
    Ava Celeste 4 місяці тому +1

    This is what we need right now. Something beyond us and our worldly problems. Something extraordinary. I’m so excited to see what we learn from the James Webb Telescope.✨

  • Imran Sahir
    Imran Sahir 4 місяці тому +31

    This was a fabulous program. Great presenter, great panel, and mesmerizing discussion. Thank you for posting this.

    • $hamik_RoY
      $hamik_RoY 4 місяці тому

      Do you want to spread Islam to new planets?

  • Katie Kat
    Katie Kat 4 місяці тому +3

    As always, WSF has made another incredible lecture/talk. I am so glad that it was Brian Green and his wife Tracy Day who started WSF because they have done it in an excellent manner. Always interesting, always top technology to watch to the shows. Always great.

  • s e b
    s e b 4 місяці тому +4

    Great video, interesting subject. A bit simple, but I guess that's the goal. Brian did a great job, and myself being very passionate and competent in my field, I feel Brian is up there with the best. Clearly loving science and its intricacies, he absolutely has no arrogance as mentioned in some comments. Why don't we just focus on knowledge and growing and leave these negative (jealous) reviews behind us. Cheers.

  • Alan Rain
    Alan Rain 5 місяців тому +31

    This is not only hugely informative to amateurs like myself, but entertaining. The host and four scientists on the panel are all excellent communicators, and their enthusiasm is infectious. Many thanks to all concerned.

  • binh ta
    binh ta 3 місяці тому

    All of your scientists are brilliant. Loved the presentation. You folks make complicate things so understandable in layman terms. Thank you.

  • Gustavo Storrer
    Gustavo Storrer 4 місяці тому +2

    This was the most amazing interview I have ever watched! Thank you! I’ll showw it to my 7y daughter. She will love to learn what was said and maybe it will make her get interested in this subject for life!

  • Marcus Crossie
    Marcus Crossie 3 місяці тому +5

    Truly amazing and lost for words for what you all have achieved in doing what you have done and about to to do ,I personally would like to say thank you .
    One of the best Q&A sessions I've ever watched.

  • Richard West
    Richard West 4 місяці тому +5

    Great program, and Brian Green is brilliant as usual. Love learning all I can about The JWST. What an exciting time!!!

  • George Peter Pittappillil
    George Peter Pittappillil 4 місяці тому +5

    It was great pleasure watching the conversations. Brian Greene queries were 1st grade. All the scientists who participated were so transparent and clear and radiated great energy with their remarkable answers. John, Natalia, Adam and Ewine are the rarest gifts to our times. Wish all of these great persons, many more years of healthy and active life as the pioneers in our journey beyond our planet.

  • supermash1
    supermash1 4 місяці тому +6

    Good program. I think Brian is a very effective communicator as were all the other scientists.
    You should have mentioned who actually funded this impressive project and who actually accomplished the various tasks to make it a reality though. I guess I'd like to see an additional show on how this object was created from beginning planning stages, gathering the consortium, splitting up the tasks, to actual fabrication.
    I worry that if everything doesn't fall into place exactly right, it will be unfixable due to it's location a million miles from earth. I hope it all works as planned, it will be interesting to see what new things are discovered about the universe.

    • armed dane
      armed dane 13 днів тому

      There's so much great content on JWST. Like Destin from "get smarter every day". His father worked on the sun-shield, in a job I have never even heard of. He measures things to so precise detail it's making no sense. But he will explain, and it's just great tv. Give it a go if you like the more in depth video's. He also has a 2 part on Parker solar probe.

  • Fredrick Hinojosa
    Fredrick Hinojosa 4 місяці тому +2

    Brain Greene your shows are always great, the format of you and four others scientists discussing whatever the subject is never boring. I'm seeing this show way after it was on, it's now January 3rd, and the James Webb space telescope launched on Christmas morning it made my Dec 25th but up until now, I didn't realize it would be 6 months before any info gets to us . I was really hoping you would ask your panel of very interesting people, if they had seen a UFO just to stir things up of course they can't admit it if they had but it would have been fun. Thank you for your always interesting shows.

  • LionidasL10
    LionidasL10 4 місяці тому

    I could watch John talk about stuff all damned day. He exudes passion and hype for nerdy stuff. What an absolute legend.

  • George Peter Pittappillil
    George Peter Pittappillil 4 місяці тому +2

    Brian, Pls. bring all the team members once more when the JWST starts normal functioning. We love to hear them more often.

  • Lars Alfred Henrik Stahlin
    Lars Alfred Henrik Stahlin 4 місяці тому +19

    amazingly set up with the graphics! Superb format and very interesting too! Thank you for supplying such great educational content for free. You're awesome, WSF!

  • Aldo Lopez
    Aldo Lopez 3 місяці тому +1

    Thank you for sharing this information to the world Mr. Brian Greene we appreciate everything you do.

  • Hamed Camacho
    Hamed Camacho 4 місяці тому +2

    All good as of now with the telescope, these are trully amazing times and congrats to the whole team that made the James Webb Telescope.

  • Alejandro Fernandez
    Alejandro Fernandez 4 місяці тому +1

    Excellent as always, great guests as always. Maybe I would like more in depth scientific discussions, maybe in a separate channel.

  • Tim Sexton
    Tim Sexton 4 місяці тому

    Intellectually stimulating, informative, and fascinating lecture moderated by Professor Brian Greene. Many thanks !!

  • Philonoist
    Philonoist 5 місяців тому +39

    This is just a freaking awesome presentation ! WSF nailed it like they always did ... fingers crossed for JWST ! And , personal thanks to Brian for asking those questions (I feel like he read my mind haha ) . Let's hope for the best

    • I just want to like comments
      I just want to like comments 2 місяці тому

      @Luxe Licensing LLC i don't know that it's so much "missing the fact" for me, but just understanding the world we live in.
      also, creating something brand new, it's difficult to "nail the cost and timeframe." it's a lot different than estimating the cost and timeframe for replacing your car's alternator...and mechanics still can't seem to "nail down" the exact cost and timeframe for that either.

    • Whatabout Wumao
      Whatabout Wumao 3 місяці тому +1

      Lol, I think it's already launched and fully deployed at Lagrange 2. There are multiple goals, exoplanets, the furthest galaxies, the center of the Milky Way,etc.

    • Luxe Licensing LLC
      Luxe Licensing LLC 3 місяці тому

      Ah, @Philonoist - Did you really miss the fact they can't even nail the cost or timeframe, let alone a unified goal for this project?

  • Shweta Aggarwal
    Shweta Aggarwal 9 днів тому

    Just love the fact that anyone without any prior background in astronomy can access such expert shows
    All the discussions were beautifully linked and simplified to inspire any brain..absolutely wonderful!

  • Cluso99
    Cluso99 4 місяці тому +1

    Congrats on a successful launch. I am in awe of what new discoveries will be made.
    As for funding, it would be so much better if society did not need to spend wasted money on military. We truly need to get along with each other better!

  • steve alston
    steve alston 19 днів тому

    What an amazingly informative video, thank you Mr Brian Greene for further expanding my knowledge of the Universe you are & will always be a Hero of Physics to me & I bow down to you & your knowledge. The way you present never fails to keep me watching & learning. Your talks always inspire me into wanting to learn more about what is out there in the Cosmos just waiting to be discovered. Though I admit that some of the information I'm learning sadly goes over my head that in no way stops me from wanting to understand more & more. Thank you, Love and Light to you my friend & teacher

  • Harold Davis
    Harold Davis 4 місяці тому +1

    Wonderfully presented. Thank you Mr. Brian Green for your team of expert scientists breaking down James Webb Space Telescope functions, and abilities.
    I am not scientists, nor a student of cosmology. I am just a human that knows our own planet has an end date.
    I see the cost of searching for new habitable planets essential. Because eventually we will lose our own planet's habitability.
    The James Webb is our 21 century Christopher Columbus, which may find us a new home, for the inhabitants of earth.
    If I was on that panel, that would been my closing statement.

    • Robert Wheat
      Robert Wheat 16 днів тому +1

      The moderator asked the question whether the millions spent were worth it. Ferd and Issy bankrupted Spain to finance an expedition in 1492 - was it worth it?

  • Saket Singh Kaurav
    Saket Singh Kaurav 5 місяців тому +154

    It was a masterpiece event on JWST and listening Dr John, Dr. Natalie, Dr. Ewine and Dr Adam in the well-orchestrated interaction by non-other than Dr. Brian Greene. Brian, you made this event so special with your excellent questions and the way you put them before the experts so that anyone who is interested can not only understand the very subject matter of the discussion but also enjoy every moment of such incredible discussions. You and the team of the World Science Festival are doing great work in communicating science with so ease and full of enthusiasm using full of technology. Keep it Up. And Best of Luck to all the team of JWST for its tomorrow's launch.

    • Toni B*
      Toni B* 4 місяці тому +1

      @Saket Singh Kaurav I apologise for the assumption, your English is very good, are you from England or the U.K.

    • Saket Singh Kaurav
      Saket Singh Kaurav 4 місяці тому +2

      @Toni B* Thanks for your point. It was a typo. I corrected the name of Mr Brian.

    • Rob Vollat
      Rob Vollat 4 місяці тому +1

      Whenever they zoom out to Brian in his chair the sheer brilliance of the production quality is on full-display. As good as the CGI in a modern blockbuster movie.

    • Toni B*
      Toni B* 4 місяці тому +1

      You are calling him Brain instead of Brian, unintentional is highly likely, because you speak with respect and appreciation. You have a good day, we have all done it.

  • Baleur
    Baleur 4 місяці тому +5

    28:00 has a great new telescope with 100x the power of Hubble, that can literally look at and analyze distant atmospheres with incredible accuracy. Talks about finding terrestrial planets and signs of biology.
    Asks quiet careful questions about _"maybe at some point there may be a potential claim that perhaps a distant possibility may reside in that planet having oxygen, perhaps at some point plausibly although improbably having been perhaps maybe created at some point by life?"_
    So overly cautious and terrified to even ask a serious question, due to the giggle factor, even today in 2021..
    Yet not a SINGLE MENTION of technosignatures in the atmosphere.
    Not a single mention of the fact that, finding industrial pollutants in an exoplanets atmosphere, wouldnt be _"maybe possible at some point perhaps could potentially be...",_ but would be 100% undeniable evidence of an actual civilization either existing there now, or having existed in the past.
    Why? Why are mainstream scientists (with one exception, Avi Loeb) so excessively careful when speaking about finding life? You all THINK you want to find evidence of life, but in reality you cannot even ask the right questions that would give a DEFINITIVE answer, you can ONLY ask questions that would give a vague "maybe", because you're subconciously utterly terrified of finding life for real, not just in theory..
    It's 2021... Is it not about time we stop act like scared children, and start acting as adults?
    Ask the important questions, do the important science, that leads to REAL conclusive evidence.
    Why are you all ONLY comfortable asking about methods that provide evidence that always has a caveat, always a "get out of jail free card" for life? _"Oh even if we discover oxygen on another planet, it MAY not have been made by life, it COULD have been formed by natural processes..."_
    It's just the same old over and over and over again.
    Enough. Can we please focus on searching for the signatures that WILL undeniably without question prove life or not?
    Can we stop being so excessively insanely cautious? Isn't science about doing science wherever it leads?
    It's certainly not about AVOIDING to look, because you're secretly terrified you might find something?
    The only things you wanna talk about and look for, are things that can be explained away as not being caused by life.
    Why else was there ZERO mention of looking for technosignatures in this entire presentation?
    Because its so improbable? Why is it improbable? There are hundreds of billions of planets in our own galaxy, and we human beings exist right now sitting here. There's nothing improbable about it. Ask, investigate, stop being scared.
    Boggles the mind.

  • Ir8 1
    Ir8 1 4 місяці тому +5

    This is the start of the greatest unveiling of the cosmos we will ever see.

  • Sandy Kay
    Sandy Kay 3 місяці тому

    It's a privilege to live this outstanding event, I'm so thrilled and can't wait to hear discoveries and some seacrets of universe revealed. I hope we get closer possible to solving puzzle of origins of universe in our lifetime.

  • Kirsikka
    Kirsikka 4 місяці тому +1

    I feel so privileged and grateful to live during these exciting times, witnessing all these intriguing developments in cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics. Thank you Mr. Brian Greene for these excellent programs.

  • DrRestezi
    DrRestezi 5 місяців тому +53

    Quite possibly the best multi-guest interview session--on any subject--that I've ever seen. If only we could all be this rational and respectful to others.

    • Automatic Ninja Assault Cat
      Automatic Ninja Assault Cat 4 місяці тому

      The same "the rude awakening and inconcivable reality" we've been told by your likes to watch out for "anytime now", for the last 70 years?

  • Cute Muzzu
    Cute Muzzu 5 місяців тому +6

    This is best presentation ever I have seen and well explained.
    I like the big screen presentation, That’s awesome. Keep the good work !

  • Records Lotus
    Records Lotus 4 місяці тому +1

    Good video. I'd like to see a discussion and collaboration of ideas between today's leading naturalists and the best theoretical physicists.

  • prema rose
    prema rose 4 місяці тому

    Thank you all for your service, separating dust from planets, gas from wind. 25 years in making this new machine is remarkable, I wish I could give those years back for your family to share.

  • Kokorikovaati
    Kokorikovaati 4 місяці тому +2

    I am always filled with overwhelming emotions for how far we have come, the information and technology we are fortunate to have, and the next steps, discoveries, and knowledge for all of man and women kind to have and to allow the next of us to make greater leaps for all!

    • Kokorikovaati
      Kokorikovaati 4 місяці тому

      Thank you for this video 🙏

  • jeff roof
    jeff roof 5 місяців тому +3

    What an incredible interview and presentation! Thankfully we are moving forward to know more about what this is. Hopefully we can get the answer why this is or at least closer to it. Perhaps find what we all surely suspect or even have a hypothetical about, that we are not alone. To know why we are accelerating away from origin would certainly be a fitting ROI for this project.

  • SolDaVita
    SolDaVita 4 місяці тому +1

    Amazing discussion!!! I can't wait for The Webb Telescope to start gathering footage. It's so exciting! I was so enthralled, that that 81 minutes felt like 15

  • Chaminda Wijayasundara
    Chaminda Wijayasundara 4 місяці тому

    Amazing era for being human. Thanks, Dr Greene. Dr Natalie Batalha was inspirational. Looking forward for the outcome from JSWT.

  • Bishop
    Bishop 4 місяці тому +5

    That was a beautiful conversation and I agree with with everything they said especially when she said you can not put a price tag on us knowing what,who we are and the unlimited potential marks we can achieve as a species to know our place and how we are connected..those weren't her exact words but that's pretty much what she was saying and it's so true..imagine if we live one another and saw each other as equals with no hate..we could achieve anything and everything to better our experience in life..thanks for this..

  • Ahmad Koopal
    Ahmad Koopal 4 місяці тому

    Love the questions Brian asks and answers from the scientists.

  • mikael johansson
    mikael johansson 4 місяці тому +3

    Brian just want to say that you are a gem:) I've been following you for awhile through the World Science Festival channel. Always interesting and insightful content and you make it interesting:) I'm not focused(or intelligent) enough to understand everything but I keep trying especially the math content. So thank you for giving me an incentive to keep educating myself(although almost 60 years old)😊

  • FlockOfHawks
    FlockOfHawks 4 місяці тому +2

    As a kid i was fascinated by the race for the moon and as an 8 yo i watched the landing - to have been allowed to live from that to this era with all the progress humanity made is an honour beyond words
    Yes , the screen and keys are slightly blurry ( of joy & gratitude ) as i type this

    • FlockOfHawks
      FlockOfHawks 4 місяці тому

      The Web around my 30th , the Webb around my 60th - i don't think i'll be around when Webbb happens 😉

  • Timothy Davy
    Timothy Davy 4 місяці тому +4

    I hope everything goes as planned, I am 75 and wonder if I will live long enough to see even a small portion of what this telescope might reveal

  • Escotto
    Escotto 4 місяці тому +13

    This is the most well done virtual panel/discussion I've seen. Well done! And a great discussion as always with WSF.

  • Seriously Pagan
    Seriously Pagan 4 місяці тому

    Thank you all for sharing your scientific knowledge with all of us ordinary citizens. I am so appreciative and I can't wait for what's to come.

  • Miskatonic Alumni
    Miskatonic Alumni 5 місяців тому +10

    We've all been waiting for so long for the James Webb to launch, all of us who have been humbled by the Hubble deep field images and gazed in wonder at just how much is out there that we will never reach, yet for now we can still see.

    • randar1969
      randar1969 4 місяці тому

      Well unless it's going further away from us then the speed of light i have to agree we will never reach them, but never is long very long , who knows what we can achieve if we don't destroy ourselves or let nature make us extinct?

  • jamihassan
    jamihassan 4 місяці тому +1

    Thank you Brian. Enlightening and inspiring discussion. Splendidly done.

  • John Mcevoy
    John Mcevoy 5 місяців тому

    Really hope everything works out ok on the delivery of the James Webb,,Imagine the things were gonna see because of this wonderful telescope... I'm 52 and Im giving the James Webb as a birthday gift to myself it and am excited for the whole of humanity with the discoveries this telescope IS GOING TO DISCOVER......🙂💚🇮🇪

  • Robert Willis
    Robert Willis 2 місяці тому

    An absolutely amazing instrument!! Of the minds and men (and women). Congratulations to all the brilliant people involved! An achievement once again from the absolute leader of space exploration, America!!🇺🇸🇺🇸👍👍

  • I.A. Woien
    I.A. Woien 4 місяці тому +1

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I am so grateful for these lectures.

  • Nor Cal Ridge Runners
    Nor Cal Ridge Runners Місяць тому

    Love you all and what you do... you guys give humanity hope by uniting scientist world wide and working together as a team in a positive direction for humanity!

  • Dr10Jeeps
    Dr10Jeeps 2 місяці тому

    We are so very lucky to live at a time when scientific knowledge and expertise is available to the masses through such excellent programs as the World Science Festival and the Royal Institute.

  • Ram Kumar
    Ram Kumar 4 місяці тому +1

    A fabulous discussion that had me glued, that had me sitting on the edge of my chair and that left me with a sense of Wonderment.... I would rate this the best that I saw in comparison with all your other panel discussion.... Immensely grateful... 💐

  • Sunil Saranjame
    Sunil Saranjame 4 місяці тому

    Great insights from these great scientists! Thank you all!

  • MistaNimbus
    MistaNimbus 4 місяці тому +1

    New fan of Natalie! Great science communicator 👏🏼👏🏼

  • Safawo Gullo
    Safawo Gullo 5 місяців тому +3

    Enlightening discussion by brilliant minds. I was saddened when the Hubble telescope ended its service; and I'm very excited now about what the Webb telescope will capture. I cannot wait to see stunning images the Webb will capture and someone will share them with us.

  • NotCancel Culture
    NotCancel Culture 4 місяці тому +3

    World Science must have these types of discussions more frequently. I love it.
    Thank you, Dr. Brian Green.

  • Dean Short
    Dean Short 3 місяці тому

    A fascinating scientific conversation discussing the subject of Space and our human understanding of it. Incredibly invigorating to a mind that is attracted to Cosmological details. These are all very intelligent individuals describing aspects of a subject that to me, the layman, can comprehend. Thank you for this video.

  • Frank OBrien
    Frank OBrien 4 місяці тому +1

    12/27/21. The JWST has successfully launched and I found this program to be as exciting as the launch itself. Thank you.

  • A ReliableSource
    A ReliableSource 4 місяці тому +3

    Doctor Greene, I just finished watching this presentation; I want to thank you for doing this overview of JWST, There was a small discussion about the size of the planets with a focus on the those that are between 1 and 4 "Earth Mass Units"; a particular size range that does not exist in our solar system. I would like to ask questions about the "how" and "what" would be affected by planets in this classification. Example, how would the ability to launch exploratory vehicles change for a 3 Earth Mass planet? Or maybe how could the development of life change on a 3 Earth Mass planet? Or maybe would the development of a magnetic field be different for a 3 Earth Mass planet?
    Also, how about using a different unit of measurement to establish the cost of space projects; drop the "dollar" as the unit and use the "cost of an aircraft carrier" as the unit of cost. That way the JWST cost 1 aircraft carrier. Don't you think 1 aircraft carrier sound a lot less than 10 billion dollars.
    Anyway, thanks again for this presentation.

  • CoinBiker
    CoinBiker 4 місяці тому +1

    I am 45 and remember not long ago, there were only 9 known planets. Crazy that we have basically confirmed thousands. This to me is proof that life exist elsewhere.

  • john niss hansen
    john niss hansen 4 місяці тому

    A very fine presentation , good format, relaxed, respectfull, informative. Clever engaged people, awaiting their new instrument in service for humanity.

  • Dapivimu
    Dapivimu 5 місяців тому +154

    This is such a smooth, enjoyable discussion. Great job by the presenter who himself is an expert. I think that definitively made the difference because his questions were formulated intelligently, and allowed the experts to shine in their explanations. The questions targeted their specialties.

    • Delusions of Grandure
      Delusions of Grandure 4 місяці тому

      Yes!! “Smooth” is the perfect way to describe this presentation

    • Brendan Michael
      Brendan Michael 4 місяці тому

      Watching how happy these incredible humans are gives me so much of my own happiness. Thanks for the excellent work.

  • ghetto cowboy
    ghetto cowboy 15 днів тому

    I'm just joking , this is a amazing piece of technology... im really excited to see what it tells us ... that is if the info is not censored or hidden from us ...
    incredible work , good job

  • Kirby
    Kirby 2 місяці тому

    Insanely valuable, really good video. Brian Greene is amazing.

  • Rob Mueller
    Rob Mueller Місяць тому

    Much respect and appreciationTo all These people and all of the members who have worked on the James Webb along with all of the scientists who will be putting this amazing piece of technology to use.. This is so incredibly exciting..

  • Ricardo Marlow
    Ricardo Marlow 7 днів тому

    Question…inside the intergallactic voids, where the expanding bubble is experiencing the expansion rate at the “Hubble constant” freely (no matter to slow it), and if you were send out a photon signal from the center of the void outward, how big would the void have to be to “out run” the photon?

  • Vanessa Cherche
    Vanessa Cherche 5 місяців тому +6

    Incredible programming WSF! I thought I knew about JWST and I had my mind mind blown no less than 4 times, top-notch insights from the experts. Excellent present for the season, thank you :)

  • Max Artusy
    Max Artusy Місяць тому

    Very nice presentation. Best of luck to the telescope, and crew. May it run for 10 years or more.

  • MortalClown
    MortalClown 3 місяці тому

    They must be so relieved that the first month went great. This is the most exciting event in my life; what we can find has never been seen.

  • SquareRootOf2
    SquareRootOf2 5 місяців тому +4

    Humanity has to thank all these scientists for the enormous contributions made to their own grandiosity.

  • Elizabeth Ryan
    Elizabeth Ryan 4 місяці тому +1

    Fascinating, can’t wait to hear more. love it.

  • vaishnavi nagrale
    vaishnavi nagrale 5 місяців тому +9

    I am so blessed to be able to listen such a big scientist. Thank you so much world science festival team to make science available for general public , keep it up. And at last All The Very Best to JAMS Web Telescope Team for today's launch.

  • robert rohm
    robert rohm 3 місяці тому

    What incredible collection of minds. This is one of those rare videos where you know you life is that much richer after listening.

  • chadlum mark
    chadlum mark 4 місяці тому +1

    That's how a professional interview without any disturbance while answering and no stupid questions... Thank you

  • Regular Guy
    Regular Guy 4 місяці тому +1

    the world needs to be doing more of this instead of making war on each other. Imagine what we could do if all military funds and resources were focused into this .It is critical for the survival of our species

  • Michael Arnold
    Michael Arnold 4 місяці тому

    Great presentation & discussion. Excellent! Thank you all!

  • Xxx Xxx
    Xxx Xxx 5 місяців тому +40

    Handled so well, almost like pre-pandemic panels (even better in its own way). I've missed it so much. Thank You.

    • John Coleman
      John Coleman 5 місяців тому

      @braindead joe you’re a little short on details

    • Mahesh M
      Mahesh M 5 місяців тому +1

      BC Before corona
      AC After Corona

  • CorazonCubano
    CorazonCubano 4 місяці тому

    I can't wait for the Webb to start sending back data. It is exciting to finally see that which we previously could not.

  • Onder Ozenc
    Onder Ozenc 4 місяці тому +1

    I wonder if we can observe the universal expansion by measuring the distance between the sun and the earth ? such as
    12 meters/year

  • Terence Hales
    Terence Hales 4 місяці тому

    A question I was wondering about was if the light is red shifted for distant planets how do you adjust the spectrum analysis in order to see the "fingerprint" of the elements in the atmosphere?

    • H. de Jong
      H. de Jong 4 місяці тому

      Good question. The fingerprints are still there and recognizable: for each element or molecule, you get a bunch of spectral lines and the distances between them match what we measure in a lab: It's just that the entire group of lines is shifted towards the IR.
      That's actually how we measure redshift: we take a spectrum, and try to match it to known elements. Then we measure where the lines occur, calculate the difference with our lab fingerprint and we know how much it has been shifted.

  • scoogy skoogz
    scoogy skoogz 4 місяці тому +2

    I can’t wait to see!!! As a kid and still today I find outer space still as amazing as it was when I first looked up into it! 😁

  • George Jones
    George Jones 5 місяців тому +7

    I’m so greatfull to live in a time with these amazing technological advances

    • Simon Song
      Simon Song 2 місяці тому

      I figure each time we'll be born in such a environment. So it's not by chance.

      FOMH MUSIC 4 місяці тому

      yeah greatfull is good but did you think about that, that you could beam yourself to mars
      in 3000 years? i mean, i would be much more greatfull, if i would live in that time.. but i think that the humanity will destroy itself
      in the next 500? 1000? years or something like that

  • perry lc
    perry lc 4 місяці тому

    It would be interesting to aim this telescope at the same dark path of space as they did with the Hubble .

  • Denise K. Yurek
    Denise K. Yurek 5 місяців тому +3

    Hope we find some UFO's out there too . Very Amazing an interesting space , love these videos , thanks .

  • No fun please
    No fun please 4 місяці тому

    Brian Greene is bar none the best science interviewer on the planet. He knows the questions that need to be asked, he can hear and feel the curiosity of the audience behind him, and he knows how to draw the information out of the panelists and how to weave an amazing and intricate discussion that is inspiring, fascinating, and enlightening: one that that drives further curiosity and an infinite stream of further questions.

  • Mike Croly
    Mike Croly 5 місяців тому +18

    Thank you and everyone having to do with this wonderful production about the 'James Webb Telescope'! So well done Mr. Greene! So very informative..I think you have terrifically filled the void left after Carl Sagan's passing..Thank you for all you do sir!

  • FAdair
    FAdair 4 місяці тому

    Prf. Brian Greene, expertly hosted this amazing discussion. Thank you.

  • Shirley Mason
    Shirley Mason 3 місяці тому

    It’s comforting to view this now while they’ve confirmed that Webb is up there, in place at La Grange (sp?), and unfolding as planned. I read that the cooling and other required actions will ready the fantastic thing to collect data by June.

  • rocknroth
    rocknroth 4 місяці тому

    Great interview. While you're thinking, THINK BIG. Been a long time coming, grateful that I lived to see it happen! Godspeed!

  • Willard Cardona
    Willard Cardona 4 місяці тому

    WOW!, this is really exciting and can't wait for new cosmic-discoveries via this new telescope in the coming months...