The Nobel Prize in Physics 2006
John C. Mather, George F. Smoot
John C. Mather
Born: 7 August 1946, Roanoke, VA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation"
Field: astrophysics, instrumentation