John Mather

John Mather
Professor
Department of Physics

Bio

John Cromwell Mather (b. August 7, 1946, Roanoke, Virginia) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (COBE) with George Smoot. COBE was the first experiment to measure "... the black body form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation." This work helped cement the big-bang theory of the universe. Read Full Bio on Wikipedia

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