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2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize Citation

The Gruber Foundation proudly presents the 2012 Cosmology Prize to Charles Bennett and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe team for their exquisite measurements of anisotropies in the relic radiation from the Big Bang---the Cosmic Microwave Background. These measurements have helped to secure rigorous constraints on the origin, content, age, and geometry of the Universe, transforming our current paradigm of structure formation from appealing scenario into precise science.

THE WMAP TEAM:
CHRIS BARNES, RACHEL BEAN, OLIVIER DORÉ, JOANNA DUNKLEY, BENJAMIN M. GOLD, MICHAEL GREASON, MARK HALPERN, ROBERT HILL, GARY F. HINSHAW, NORMAN JAROSIK, ALAN KOGUT, EIICHIRO KOMATSU, DAVID LARSON, MICHELE LIMON, STEPHAN S. MEYER, MICHAEL R. NOLTA, NILS ODEGARD, LYMAN PAGE, HIRANYA V. PEIRIS, KENDRICK SMITH, DAVID N. SPERGEL, GREG S. TUCKER, LICIA VERDE, JANET L. WEILAND, EDWARD WOLLACK, EDWARD L. WRIGHT