Dr. Robert Wilson, Rice University
Doctor Robert Woodrow Wilson sitting on a couch, wearing a suit and tie. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
Robert Woodrow Wilson graduated from Rice University with honors in Physics in 1957. He received a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1962 and was a post-doctoral fellow at Owens Valley Radio Observatory before joining the technical staff at Bell Laboratories in 1963. Dr. Wilson, together with colleague Arno Penzias, was awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation. The two shared the prize with Professor Piotr Leontevich of Moscow. Dr. Wilson was later honored with Rice University’s 1979 Distinguished Alumnus Award. This photo first appeared in June 1979 Sallyport, Rice University.
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