Dr Caruana said that he expected this meeting to be an incredible learning experience for him, both as a scientist and as a person passionate about science outreach to the public, 'Being selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is a true privilege. It is an honour for me to be representing the Department of Physics and the Institute of Space Sciences & Astronomy (ISSA) of the University of Malta. The meeting will bring together a group of young scientists from all over the world to exchange ideas and receive mentoring from Nobel laureates in the field,' he commented.
Video: Dr Caruana during an interview on TVAM
Joseph Caruana read for a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics at the University of Malta and did his doctoral studies in astrophysics at the University of Oxford as a Marie Curie fellow in ELIXIR, a network associated with an instrument called NIRSpec that will be installed on the upcoming NASA/ESA James Webb Space Telescope. At Oxford he tutored general relativity and cosmology and, together with colleagues, discovered some of the farthest galaxies in the Universe. He subsequently moved to Berlin to carry out postdoctoral research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam. Presently, he lectures astronomy and nuclear physics at the University of Malta. His research focuses on some of the earliest galaxies in the cosmos and the effect they had on the universe at large, in particular their contribution to cosmic reionisation.