Penzias, Arno A.

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Birth 1933-04-26
Americans
English

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Astrophysicist.

From the description of Papers of Arno A. Penzias. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71208767

Biographical Note

  • 1933, April 26: Born, Munich, Germany
  • 1939: Fled with family from Germany to England
  • 1940: Immigrated to the United States with his family and settled in New York, N.Y.
  • 1946: Became a naturalized citizen of the United States
  • 1954: B.S., College of the City of New York, New York, N.Y. Married Anne Pearl Barras
  • 1954 - 1956 : Radar officer, Army Signal Corps
  • 1956 - 1958 : Research assistant, Columbia Radiation Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1958: M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1961: Started thirty-seven year career at Bell Laboratories and its successor Lucent Technologies
  • 1962: Ph.D. in physics, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1964: Discovered with Robert W. Wilson uniform microwave radiation emanating from all directions in the universe, documenting the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe
  • 1972 - 1976 : Director, Radio Research Laboratories, Bell Laboratories
  • 1978: Awarded with Robert W. Wilson the Nobel Prize for Physics
  • 1981 - 1995 : Vice president for research, Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies
  • 1989: Published Ideas and Information: Managing in a High-Tech World. New York: Norton
  • 1995: Published Harmony: Business, Technology & Life after Paperwork. New York: HarperBusiness
  • 1995 - 1998 : Vice president and chief scientist, AT &T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories Innovations
  • 1998: Retired from Lucent Technologies and became a venture partner with New Enterprise Associates

From the guide to the Arno A. Penzias Papers, 1931-2006, (bulk 1963-1998), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Cosmic background radiation
  • Astrophysics
  • Deuterium
  • Cosmology
  • Big bang theory

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  • Astrophysicists

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