Robert Woodrow Wilson

1936 - Today

Robert Woodrow Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson (born January 10, 1936) is an American astronomer who, along with Arno Allan Penzias, discovered cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) in 1964. The pair won the 1978 Nobel prize in physics for their discovery.While doing tests and experiments with the Holmdel Horn Antenna at Bell Labs in Holmdel Township, New Jersey, Wilson and Penzias discovered a source of noise in the atmosphere that they could not explain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Woodrow Wilson has received more than 189,077 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Robert Woodrow Wilson ranks 19 out of 495Before him are William Herschel, Carl Sagan, Ja'far al-Sadiq, Charles Messier, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, and Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi. After him are Edmond Halley, Arthur Eddington, Giuseppe Piazzi, Aryabhata, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Johannes Hevelius.

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Among people born in 1936, Robert Woodrow Wilson ranks 13Before him are Valery Legasov, Mario Vargas Llosa, Andrei Chikatilo, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, and Mikhail Tal. After him are Ken Loach, Dennis Hopper, Richard Bach, F. W. de Klerk, Glen Campbell, and David Carradine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Woodrow Wilson ranks 290 out of 12,171Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Burt Lancaster (1913), Claude Shannon (1916), Spencer Tracy (1900), Marvin Gaye (1939), and Paul Samuelson (1915). After him are Arthur Compton (1892), William Howard Taft (1857), Tim Cook (1960), Andrew Johnson (1808), James A. Garfield (1831), and Henry James (1843).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Robert Woodrow Wilson ranks 3Before him are Edwin Hubble (1889) and Carl Sagan (1934). After him are Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Asaph Hall (1829), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Percival Lowell (1855), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), and Vera Rubin (1928).