Meet Silas Laycock, Ph.D.

Silas Laycock, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Professor Laycock appeared on Science for the Public's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program October 04, 2022 to discuss
the unprecedented technical achievement that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) represents. He explained the incredible images of the early universe that the JWST --launched in December 2021-- has already produced. And he discussed how the JWST will impact modern astronomy and astrophysics.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): A New Era for Astrophysics

Dr. Laycock's research focus: Neutron stars and black holes in X-ray binaries, pulsars, multi wavelength astronomy, time domain astrophysics.