Wendy Freedman

This telescope might show us the beginning of the universe

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When and how did the universe begin? A global group of astronomers wants to answer that question by peering as far back in time as a large new telescope will let us see. Wendy Freedman headed the creation of the Giant Magellan Telescope, under construction in South America; at TEDGlobal in Rio, she shares a bold vision of the discoveries about our universe that the GMT could make possible.

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Wendy Freedman · Astronomer

Wendy Freedman led the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, a massive earthbound observatory.

Wendy Freedman led the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, a massive earthbound observatory.