Jim Peebles

Canadian-American astronomer & Nobel Laureate in Physics

Phillip James Edwin Peebles OM FRS (born April 25, 1935) is a Canadian-American physicist and theoretical cosmologist. He is currently the Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University.[1][2]

Jim Peebles

Phillip James Edwin Peebles

(1935-04-25) April 25, 1935 (age 88)
Alma mater
Known forCosmic microwave background radiation
AwardsEddington Medal (1981)
Heineman Prize (1982)
Bruce Medal (1995)
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1998)
Gruber Prize (2000)
Harvey Prize (2001)
Shaw Prize (2004)
Crafoord Prize (2005)
Dirac Medal (2013)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2019)
Scientific career
InstitutionsPrinceton University

Peebles was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2019 for his theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.[3][4] In November 2019, Peebles noted, in his award presentation, that he does not support the Big Bang Theory, due to the lack of concrete supporting evidence, and stated, "It's very unfortunate that one thinks of the beginning whereas in fact, we have no good theory of such a thing as the beginning."[5]

References Edit

  1. "Princeton University Physics Department". Archived from the original on May 11, 2011.
  2. "Princeton University News". Archived from the original on April 13, 2016.
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019". Nobel Media AB. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. Chang, Kenneth; Specia, Megan (8 October 2019). "Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Cosmic Discoveries - The cosmologist James Peebles split the prize with the astrophysicists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, for work the Nobel judges said "transformed our ideas about the cosmos."". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  5. Couronne, Ivan (14 November 2019). "Top cosmologist's lonely battle against 'Big Bang' theory". Phys.org. Retrieved 14 November 2019.