October 27, 2009

Fermi Celebrates First Year Of Gamma-Ray Science

NASA will hold a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to discuss the first-year science results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. This event replaces the originally scheduled Oct. 29 media conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Fermi studies gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light. Findings discussed will include measurements relevant to the search for new theories of gravity.

The panelists are:

- Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division, NASA Headquarters

- Julie McEnery, Fermi project scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

- Peter Michelson, Fermi Large Area Telescope principal investigator, Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

- Robert Kirshner, professor of astronomy, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.

- Mario Livio, astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore

To reserve a telephone line, journalists should e-mail their name, media affiliation and telephone number to J.D. Harrington at: [email protected]

For more information about NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/fermi