Charles L. Bennett


Charles L. Bennett (given birth to November 1956) can be an American observational astrophysicist. He’s a Bloomberg Recognized Teacher, the Alumni Centennial Teacher of Physics and Astronomy and a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins University or college. He is the main Investigator of NASA’s extremely effective Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). His Country wide Academy of Sciences (NAS) regular membership citation claims, “While leader from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) mission, Bennett has helped quantify, with unprecedented precision and accuracy, many key properties from the world, including its age, the dark and baryonic matter content material, the cosmological constant, as well as the Hubble constant.” Regular membership is a superb honor bestowed upon probably the most recognized scholars in executive as well as the sciences. He was granted the Country wide Academy of Sciences Henry Draper Medal in 2005 as well as the Comstock Reward in Physics in ’09 2009, both for his management of WMAP. Bennett received the Harvey Reward in 2006 for, “the complete determination of this, structure and curvature from the world.” Bennett distributed the 2010 Shaw Reward in astronomy with Lyman A. Web page,Jr. and David N. Spergel, both of Princeton University or college, for their focus on WMAP. The 2012 Gruber Cosmology Reward was granted to “Charles L. Bennett as well as the WMAP Group” for “changing our current paradigm of framework formation from interesting scenario into specific research.” “By observing the relic rays from the first world, Charles L. Bennett as well as the WMAP group established the typical Cosmological Model.” Bennett was called the 2013 Karl G. Jansky Award Lecturer. In 2015 Bennett was honored the Caterina Tomassoni and Felice Pietro Chisesi Award “For Dr. Bennett’s command in two tests in the Cosmic Microwave History that literally transformed our view from the World: COBE-DMR, resulting in the breakthrough of primordial spatial fluctuations in the CMB, and WMAP, resulting in precise measurements from the cosmological variables and building -de facto- the typical Cosmological Model”. Bennett is a Fellow of both American Association for the Advancement of Research as well as the American Physical Culture. In 2002, ISI called him one of the most Highly Cited Researcher in space research worldwide. He’s an writer of the very best two “Super Scorching Papers in Research” released since 2003. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before leading WMAP, Bennett was the Deputy Primary Investigator for the Differential Microwave Radiometers (DMR) instrument in the Cosmic History Explorer (COBE) mission that discovered the anisotropy from the cosmic microwave background radiation. Bennett led your time and effort to repair the radiometer front-end microwave elements that been successful in significantly improving the sensitivity from the DMR device. The Cosmic History Explorer (COBE) Research Team also specifically measured the spectral range of the cosmic microwave history radiation. Ahead of 2005, Bennett was a Senior Scientist for Experimental Cosmology, Goddard Senior Fellow, and Infrared Astrophysics Branch Head on the NASA Goddard Space Air travel Middle. Bennett was on the Carnegie Organization of Washington’s Section of Terrestrial Magnetism through the summers from 1976 to 1978.


Bennett's honours include: 2015 Caterina Tomassoni and Felice Pietro Chisesi Reward (Tomassoni honours) 2013 Karl G. Jansky Reward Lecturer 2012 Gruber Cosmology Reward (granted to Charles L. Bennett as well as the WMAP Group "for his or her beautiful measurements of anisotropies in the relic rays from your Big Bang---the Cosmic Microwave History." "So exact are these results that WMAP’s edition of the world is now often called the typical Cosmological Model." 2010 Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2009 Comstock Prize in Physics from the Nationwide Academy of Sciences 2006 The Harvey Prize from the Technion 2006 Gruber Cosmology Prize (granted to John Mather as well as the COBE Group for "ground-breaking research confirming our universe was created in a warm Big Bang.") 2005 Draper Medal from the Country wide Academy of Sciences 2005 Rotary Country wide Award for Space Accomplishment (Mid-Career Stellar Award) 2004 NASA Exceptional Scientific Accomplishment Award (for WMAP) 2003 NASA Exceptional Management Award (for WMAP) 2003 John C. Lindsay Memorial Prize for Space Research 2001 Popular Research “Greatest of What’s New” Prize in Aviation and Space for WMAP 1992 NASA Exceptional Scientific Accomplishment Medal (for COBE)


Bennett received his B.S. from University or college of Maryland, University Recreation area in physics and astronomy cum laude with Large Honors in astronomy, which is usually area of the University or college of Maryland University of Pc, Mathematical, and Organic Sciences.1984 Ph.D. in Physics from your Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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