George Fitzgerald Smoot III (born Februar 20, 1945) is an American astropheesicist, cosmologist, Nobel laureate, an ane o twa contestants tae win the US$1 million preeze on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?. He wan the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 2006 fa his wirk on the Cosmic Background Explorer wi John C. Mather that led tae the "discovery o the black bouk form an anisotropy o the cosmic microwave backgrund radiation".
George Smoot at POVO conference in The Netherlands
|Born||George Fitzgerald Smoot III|
20 Februar 1945
Yukon, Florida, Unitit States
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Kent for||Cosmic microwave backgrund radiation|
|Awairds||NASA Medal for Exceptional Scienteefic Achievement (1992)|
Kilby Awaird (1993)
American Academy o Achievement Gowden Plate Awaird (1994)
E. O. Lawrence Awaird (1994)
Albert Einstein Medal (2003)
Nobel Prize in Pheesics (2006)
Gruber Prize (2006)
Daniel Chalonge Medal (2006)
Oersted Medal (2009)
|Institutions||UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Université Sorbone Paris Cité/Hong Kong Varsity o Science an Technology|
|Doctoral advisor||David H. Frisch|
- Katherine Bourzac (12 January 2007). "Nobel Causes". Technology Review. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
And Smoot himself can still vividly recall playing a practical joke on his graduate thesis advisor, MIT physics professor David Frisch.