Robert Woodrow Wilson

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Robert Woodrow Wilson (born January 10, 1936) is an American astronomer, 1978 Nobel laureate in physics, who with Arno Allan Penzias discovered in 1964 the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB).


  • Cosmology is a science which has only a few observable facts to work with.
    • Conclusion of his Nobel lecture (December 8, 1978) emphasizing that every new experimental discovery increases significantly our knowledge.

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