George Smoot

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George Smoot
George Smoot at POVO conference in The Netherlands
BornGeorge Fitzgerald Smoot III
(1945-02-20) 20 Februar 1945 (age 79)
Yukon, Florida, Unitit States
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Kent forCosmic microwave backgrund radiation
AwairdsNASA Medal for Exceptional Scienteefic Achievement (1992)
Kilby Awaird (1993)
American Academy o Achievement Gowden Plate Awaird (1994)
E. O. Lawrence Awaird (1994)
Albert Einstein Medal (2003)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (2006)
Gruber Prize (2006)
Daniel Chalonge Medal (2006)
Oersted Medal (2009)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Université Sorbone Paris Cité/Hong Kong Varsity o Science an Technology
Doctoral advisorDavid H. Frisch[1]

George Fitzgerald Smoot III (born Februar 20, 1945) is an American astropheesicist, cosmologist, Nobel laureate, an ane o twa contestants tae win the US$1 million preeze on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?. He wan the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 2006 fa his wirk on the Cosmic Background Explorer wi John C. Mather that led tae the "discovery o the black bouk form an anisotropy o the cosmic microwave backgrund radiation".

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  1. Katherine Bourzac (12 Januar 2007). "Nobel Causes". Technology Review. Archived frae the original on 29 Januar 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2007. And Smoot himself can still vividly recall playing a practical joke on his graduate thesis advisor, MIT physics professor David Frisch.