nasawebbTen years ago today, on December 10, 2006, Dr. John Mather received the Nobel Prize for Physics, chosen by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Mather shares the prize with George F. Smoot of the University of California for their work using the COBE satellite to measure the heat radiation from the Big Bang.
Mather is a Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. He is also Senior Project Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope. “It’s thrilling to see that the pioneering work of our team has led on to two more satellites to reveal even more secrets of the Big Bang, and now to the upcoming launch of the great James Webb Space Telescope, planned for late 2018," Mather said. "Where did we come from, how far can we go? What are time and space themselves? The potential is unlimited.” Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
- adamhonsecool, but since we are a simulation uts all kinda moot.
- connieo2017Am so excited about the James Webb telescope.
- karene1990My son (who loves physics) met Dr. Mather three years ago. He is such a nice man and very humble for all he has accomplished. They still keep in touch. Awesome guy!
- portcaCongrats for tackling the big questions so precisely and with so much heart and inspiration! Thrilling indeed. Yes, what are time and space, and how far can we go? :-) Here's to the JWT!
- nasawebb@karene1990 He is both genuinely nice and humble. I'm so glad to hear this about your son. :-)
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