First starlight: The quest for cosmic dawn

Astronomers are like time travellers. They scan the night sky for the outermost galaxies that first came into being when our universe was a mere fraction of its present age. Join Richard Ellis as he discusses his spectacular discoveries made in modern cosmology over his forty-year career. In this talk, discover how a pioneering generation of scientists can now witness the time when starlight first bathed the cosmos and galaxies emerged from darkness.

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Richard Ellis


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle St London W1S 4BS

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