Robert Woodrow Wilson

About Robert Woodrow Wilson

Who is it?: Physicist
Birth Day: January 10, 1936
Birth Place: Houston, United States
Residence: New Jersey
Alma mater: Rice University California Institute of Technology
Known for: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
Awards: Henry Draper Medal (1977) Nobel Prize in Physics (1978)
Fields: Physics

Robert Woodrow Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson was born on January 10, 1936 in Houston, United States, is Physicist. Robert Woodrow Wilson is an American radio astronomer and physicist who was one of the co-recipients of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation. His discovery advanced the Big Bang model of creation. He was born in Houston, Texas and studied at the Lamar High School in the same city. According to his own admission, he was not a particularly gifted student but shone in mathematics and after graduating from high school, he was barely able to scrape through into Rice University. He was awarded a BA in physics and eventually went on to complete his post graduate studies and doctoral research from the California Institute of Technology. After completing his education, he joined Bell Laboratories and it was during his tenure there that he and his fellow researcher, Arno Allan Penzias, was able to identify Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, when they were working on something else. He is currently engaged as the Senior Scientist at Harvard-Smithsonian Centre of Astrophysics.
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Occupation Scientists
Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 10, 1936 (Houston, United States)
Birthday January 10
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Nationality United States

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Robert Woodrow Wilson was born on January 10, 1936, in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Lamar High School in River Oaks, in Houston, and studied as an undergraduate at Rice University, also in Houston, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa society. He then earned a PhD in physics at California Institute of Technology.


Wilson and Penzias also won the Henry Draper Medal of the National Academy of Sciences in 1977.


Wilson remained at Bell Laboratories until 1994, when he was named a senior scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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