Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Nobel Prize in Physics 2006

to John C. Mather ,

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Greenbelt, MD, USA


George F. Smoot

University of California
Berkeley, CA, USA

"for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation"

(from the Nobel Prize site)

Their work looks into the infancy of the universe and the "Big Bang" theory and attempts to gain some understanding of the origins of galaxies and stars, the academy said.
Their work was based on measurements done with the help of the NASA-launched Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE ) satellite in 1989.


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