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  Arno Penzias - MSN Encarta
Arno Penzias, born in 1933, German-born American radio engineer who, with American engineer Robert Wilson, was the first to detect the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Penzias and Wilson shared half of the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery.
Penzias and Wilson excluded all known terrestrial sources of such radiation and still found that the noise they were detecting was one hundred times more powerful than they could account for.
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 Arno Penzias
Arno Allan Penzias is an American physicist and recipient of the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics.
In January 1940, the Penzias’ arrived and settled in New York.
Penzias and Wilson were awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics for their research, sharing the prize with Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, who won the award for his unrelated basic inventions and discoveries in the field of low-temperature physics.
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 Arno Allan Penzias - Encyclopedia.com
Their discovery has been used as evidence in support of the "big bang" theory that the universe was created by a giant explosion billions of years ago (see cosmology).
Penzias and Wilson shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics with Peter Kapitza.
Arno Allan Penzias, Nobel Laureate in Physics and former Vice President...
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  Arno Allan Penzias Summary
Arno Allen Penzias was born April 26, 1933, in Munich, Germany, the eldest son of Karl and Justine Eisenreich Penzias.
Arno Allan Penzias was born in Munich, Germany, in 1933.
Penzias is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as the vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, devoted to political freedom for scientists internationally.
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 Arno - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Arno, river in central Italy, in Tuscany (Toscana).
From the source of the river on Mount Falterona in the Apennines, the Arno flows generally west...
Penzias, Arno, born in 1933, German-born American radio engineer who, with American engineer Robert Wilson, was the first to detect the cosmic...
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 MediaMente: Arno A. Penzias
Arno Penzias arrived with his family in the United States in January 1940, fleeing from Nazi anti-Semitism.
Penzias and Wilson intended to use an antenna to measure the radio signals from Cassiopea A, an extinct supernova, and the halo of the Milky Way.
Meanwhile, in 1969, Penzias was promoted to supervisor of technical personnel, in 1972 he was appointed head of the Radio Physics Research Department and in 1976 became the Director of the Radio Research Laboratory.
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  PENZIAS, Arno Allan
In the late 1960s Penzias and Wilson made further advances in radio astronomy, particularly in the study of the origins of chemical elements.
Penzias held a number of managerial positions at Bell Laboratories; he became vice president for research in 1981.
Penzias and Wilson were cited for “their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.” Penzias’s notable book on the technology and its role in society, Ideas and Information, was published in 1989.
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 Dr. Dobb's | Arno Penzias Gives Keynote | May 1, 1999
Arno Penzias, a Nobel Laureate for discovering cosmic background radiation and currently a venture capitalist at New Enterprises Associates, delivered his insights Monday evening into the present and future of technology, touching upon everything from electronic commerce to software development.
Penzias, a Nobel Laureate for discovering cosmic background radiation and currently a venture capitalist at New Enterprises Associates, delivered his insights Monday evening into the present and future of technology, touching upon everything from electronic commerce to software development.
According to Penzias, futurists like himself always "underestimate the pace at which technology goes, but always overestimate its social impact." Throughout the talk, Penzias discussed past (sometimes erroneous) predictions, the present state of technology, and his thoughts on the future.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arno Allan Penzias (born April 26, 1933) is an American physicist and a co-winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics.
Penzias and Wilson received the 1978 Nobel Prize, sharing it with Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (Kapitsa's work was unrelated to Penzias and Wilson's).
Penzias currently serves as a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arno Allan Penzias (born April 26, 1933) is an American physicist and a co-winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics.
Penzias and Wilson received the 1978 Nobel Prize, sharing it with Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (Kapitsa's work was unrelated to Penzias and Wilson's).
Penzias currently serves on the board of advisors of Scientists and Engineers for America, an organization focused on promoting sound science in American government, and also as a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates.
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 Arno Penzias, White Symposium Keynote Speaker
Arno Penzias is best known for his work in radio astronomy, and for which he received a Nobel Prize in 1978.
Penzias is respected as an inventor and engineer with over twenty honorary degrees and just as many awards to his name.
Penzias continues to serve on the Board of Directors of several organizations, and is sought after lecturer and consultant.
www.engr.umd.edu /kim/penzias.htm   (285 words)

  
 Arno Penzias, Robert Wilson «6m Horn Antenna» 1963. | Φrbit° sφaceφlace :: art in the age øf Φrbitizatiøn
In 1963 Bell Laboratories assigned Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson the task of tracing the radio noise that was interfering with the development of communication satellites.
Penzias and Wilson discovered that no matter where the antenna was pointed there was always non-zero noise strength, even where the sky was visibly empty.
This major discovery made by Penzias and Wilson was the cosmic background radiation and the strongest evidence for the big bang.
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 ScienceDaily: Arno Penzias, Lucent Technologies Chief Scientist, To Retire
Penzias and his Bell Labs colleague, Robert Wilson, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1978 for their discovery of faint background radiation emanating from the "Big Bang" that is believed to have touched off the creation of the universe some 18 billion years ago.
Penzias, Wilson and their Bell Labs co-worker Keith Jefferts discovered the existence of deuterium (heavy hydrogen) in outer space in 1973, providing additional clues to the birth of the universe.
Penzias has served as vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, an organization devoted to working for the political freedom of scientists in countries where that freedom is endangered.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/1998/05/980504141723.htm   (1339 words)

  
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One of these scientists was Dr. Penzias himself, who, "despite the part his observations played in expanding the thinking of such physicists" as Dr. Weinberg, "believes that they are wrong in asserting that the universe is pointless" (Browne, 1978).
Specifically, Penzias' research into cosmology has caused him to see "evidence of a plan of divine creation." He says that "the best data we have are exactly what I would have predicted, had I had nothing to go on but the five books of Moses, the Psalms, the Bible as a whole" (Browne, 1978).
Penzias also worked on developing a large radio antenna to help detect hydrogen in space - the gas then thought to be present in the space between the galaxies - in order to complete an intergalactic hydrogen catalog.
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 Incontro con Arno Penzias
Arno Penzias ha vinto il premio Nobel per la fisica nel 1978, insieme a Robert Wilson, per i suoi studi di astrofisica, cosmologia e radioastronomia.
Arno Penzias è molto scettico sulla tendenza, imperante in Italia come in America, delle grandi fusioni e concentrazioni.
Infine, ho chiesto a Penzias se un paese come l'Italia, con risorse diffuse sul territorio, con forti radici regionali e locali, con una ricca diversità di culture, senza esagerate concentrazioni urbane, è in posizione di vantaggio nella nuova economia.
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 Dialogue - A Newsletter for Wright State University Faculty and Staff
Arno Penzias, the 1978 Nobel Prize winner in Physics for his work in radio astronomy, and who also discovered evidence supporting the Big Bang Theory, will speak on campus as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
As Penzias and Wilson continued to pursue their disruptive "static," they came to realize they had discovered the remnants of the explosion that created the universe.
Penzias is a venture partner for New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in Menlo Park, Calif. He helps NEA portfolio companies in such areas as technology, strategy and intellectual property.
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 Arno Penzias, Robert Wilson «6m Horn Antenna» 1963. | Φrbit° sφaceφlace :: art in the age øf ...
In 1963 Bell Laboratories assigned Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson the task of tracing the radio noise that was interfering with the development of communication satellites.
Penzias and Wilson discovered that no matter where the antenna was pointed there was always non-zero noise strength, even where the sky was visibly empty.
Penzias and Wilson won the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery in 1978.
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 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Penzias and Wilson discover cosmic microwave radiation
Penzias and Wilson kicked them out and swept out all their droppings.
Ironically, Robert Wilson had been trained in steady state theory (which suggested the universe was without beginning or end, unlike big bang theory), and he felt uncomfortable with the big bang explanation of their radio noise.
By the mid 1970s, astronomers called it "the standard model." Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1978.
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 Boston Globe Online / Table of Contents
Penzias shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics for his part in discovering evidence validating the "big bang" theory that the universe was created as a result of a tremendous explosion some l5 billion years ago.
Born in Munich, Germany, Penzias and his family immigrated to the United States in 1940, arriving in New York as penniless German-Jewish refugees.
Penzias is a 1954 graduate of the City College of New York and has his master's and doctorate degrees from Columbia University.
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 TechBizMedia - » Arno Penzias on Sustainable Energy Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nobel Laureate Arno Penzias spoke recently (via video conference) on 4th Oct, 2006 at the Shaastra 2006 in the IIT Madras, Chennai, India on Sustainable Energy Sources and Applications.
Arno also quipped it is a terrible idea to have solar power stations in space and the much touted “hydrogen economy” is supported by “high verbal low math” group within the USA.
Dramatically-improved appliance components are required, where Arno correctly pointed out the room and need for new inventions (youngsters should not think only video games remain to be invented) citing the requirement of a Battery-beating capacitor and white LEDs as examples of to be made inventions.
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 IEEEVM: Robert Woodrow Wilson
Robert Woodrow Wilson was a co-winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics with Arno Penzias.
By 1964, Penzias and Wilson were using the most sensitive radio astronomy antenna available to conduct research in radio astronomy and satellite communications.
This was a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the origin of the universe and Penzias and Wilson were rewarded with the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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 Guest Visionaries - Arno Penzias   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dr Arno Penzias was born in 1933 in Munich, Germany.
In 1978, together with his Bell Labs colleague, Robert Wilson, Penzias received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of faint background radiation coming from the 'Big Bang' believed to have touched off the creation of the universe some 18 billion years ago.
From 1981 to 1995 Penzias served as Vice President of Research at Bell Labs and from 1995 to 1998 he acted as Chief Scientist at Bell Labs.
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 "Explore The Universe" - Featured Artifacts - Penzias and Wilson Pigeon Trap
In 1964 Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered that light, called the cosmic background radiation.
Penzias and Wilson thought the static their radio antenna was picking up might be due to droppings from pigeons roosting in the antenna horn.
Their determination in 1964 that the entire sky seemed to be dimly glowing with radio light confirmed physicists' predictions and later earned Penzias and Wilson a Nobel Prize.
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 New Tools (Cosmology: Tools)
In 1939 his family was rounded up for deportation to Poland, but they managed to get themselves returned to Germany and soon made their way to the United States.
Penzias studied physics at the City College of New York and Columbia University, where he built a microwave amplifier for radio astronomy research.
When Wilson and Penzias stumbled upon the cosmic microwave background radiation, they were surprised that they had not only made a cosmological discovery, but one important enough to win a Nobel Prize (they each got a quarter of the 1978 prize, with the other half going to Pyotr Kapitza for unrelated work on low-temperature physics).
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 Arno Penzias - Bio
A Nobel laureate and venture capital advisor, Dr. Arno A. Penzias is uniquely qualified to speak on the business potential of emerging technologies.
Penzias has conducted research in radio communication and related areas, and helped to pioneer a number of technology advances in his role as an r&d leader.
Penzias has written two books on information technology, especially its impact on business and society and the human side of coping with technology, as well as numerous technical articles and patents.
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 Arno Penzias - Bio
A Nobel laureate and venture capital advisor, Dr. Arno A. Penzias is uniquely qualified to speak on the business potential of emerging technologies.
Penzias has conducted research in radio communication and related areas, and helped to pioneer a number of technology advances in his role as an r&d leader.
Penzias has written two books on information technology, especially its impact on business and society and the human side of coping with technology, as well as numerous technical articles and patents.
leighbureau.com /speaker.asp?id=286   (328 words)

  
 Arno Penzias - Nobel Prize
Penzias and Wilson's discovery was the watershed providing the critical evidence for a theory first developed by George Henri Lemaitre and Edwin Hubble in the 20s and the 30s.
Basing his study upon well-established mathematical principles, Lemaitre proved that Einstein's theory of general relativity was incorrect in asserting that the universe was static and that a better model could be constructed based upon the theory of an expanding universe.
As Penzias and Wilson continued to pursue their disruptive "static," they came to realize that they had discovered the remnants of this first cataclysm.
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 Arno Penzias - Welcome
Arno Penzias was Vice President and Chief Scientist at Bell Laboratories, the Research and Development unit of Lucent Technologies.
Dr. Penzias helped isolate the primordial celestial radio signal which lent validity to the theory of the Big Bang.
A decade and a half earlier, Penzias was part of the group that developed Telstar and Echo, the United States' first communications satellites.
www-out.bell-labs.com /user/apenzias/welcome.html   (160 words)

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