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Arno Allan Penzias
|Born||April 26, 1933
|Alma mater||City College of New York (B.S., Physics, 1954)
Columbia University (Ph.D., Physics, 1962)
|Known for||Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation|
|Awards||Henry Draper Medal (1977)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1978)
Harold Pender Award (1991)
IRI Medal (1998)
|Universe · Big Bang
Age of the universe
Timeline of the Big Bang
Ultimate fate of the universe
Arno Allan Penzias ( born April 26, 1933) is an American physicist, radio astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics. Along with Robert Woodrow Wilson, he discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation, which helped establish the Big Bang theory of cosmology.
In 1990, Penzias was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for engineering and management contributions in research on computers, communications, physics, and materials sciences.
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Penzias and Wilson stand at the 15 meter Holmdel Horn Antenna that brought their most notable discovery.
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