Saturday, January 27, 2024

In Memory of Arnold Penzias

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, History of Science, Nature of Science

Ed Hessler

Nokia Bell Labs announced the death of Arnold Penzias on January 21, 2024. He, with Robert Wilson, discovered the cosmic background radiation (CMB). It still remains the strongest evidence in support of the Big Bang origin of the universe.

Penzias and Wilson were awarded one-half of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics. The other half was awarded to Pyotr Kaptisa for his work in low temperature phycics.

The Nokia Bell Labs announcement of Penzias's death may be read here.

And here is NPR's Scott Neuman's story about Arno Penzias.

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