Penzias, Arno A.Alternative names
From the description of Papers of Arno A. Penzias. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71208767
1933, April 26:
Born, Munich, Germany
Fled with family from Germany to England
Immigrated to the United States with his family and settled in New York, N.Y.
Became a naturalized citizen of the United States
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.
M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Started thirty-seven year career at Bell Laboratories and its successor Lucent Technologies
Ph.D. in physics, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
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
Awarded with Robert W. Wilson the Nobel Prize for Physics
1981- 1995: Vice president for research, Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies
Published Ideas and Information: Managing in a High-Tech World. New York: Norton
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
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)
- Cosmic background radiation
- Big bang theory