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Second Nobel Laureate to Speak at SARA Conference
John Cromwell Mather PHD, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, will visit NRAO on June 30, and will give a talk that afternoon. SARA is delighted that Dr. Mather will be speaking during the SARA conference and the SARA attendees will attend. Dr. Mather is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (COBE) with George Smoot.
This work helped cement the big-bang theory of the universe. According to the Nobel Prize committee, "the COBE-project can also be regarded as the starting point for cosmology as a precision science."
Details on the SARA Conference and registration can be found at http://www.radio-astronomy.org/?q=node/124