News of the WeekNOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS

Astrophysicists Lauded for First Baby Picture of the Universe

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  06 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5796, pp. 35
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5796.35a

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

The 2006 Nobel Prize in physics honors John Mather of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and George Smoot of the University of California, Berkeley, two astrophysicists who first mapped the afterglow of the big bang--the so-called cosmic microwave background. (Read more.)

Related Content