Astronomy

Robert Smith is a professor at the University of Alberta and historian to JWST since 2002

James Webb: An optical success story

As James Webb Space Telescope beams back images from the edge of space and time, space historian Robert Smith recalls some of the decisions made to bring the $10bn NASA project to fruition. David Stuart reports

Searching in the dark

Jessica Rowbury looks at the latest research in the hunt for dark matter, one of the biggest mysteries in physics 

Unveiling the Cosmos

Dr Aris Kouris, executive director of sales at Optical Surfaces, was asked about the latest challenges and trends in modern astronomy

Final frontier

Rachel Berkowitz looks at the photonics technology being developed for probing the universe, which in turn is leading to better commercial products

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