Are we finally getting some JWST crisis in cosmology results?! #shorts

From Dr. Becky.

There’s a meeting of the American Physical Society taking place this week and I spotted a *very* interesting talk from Wendy Freedman – the lead researcher of a group using JWST to investigate the "crisis in cosmology" aka the Hubble Tension. This is one of the biggest problems in modern astrophysics, where our two main methods for calculating the expansion rate of the Universe don’t agree. We’ve heard from one research group already, but do we reckon this research group will announce anything? Is new physics on the horizon? #astrophysics #cosmology #hubbletension

👩🏽‍💻 I’m Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford (Christ Church). I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don’t know. If you’ve ever wondered about something in space and couldn’t find an answer online – you can ask me! My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.

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