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Phillip James Edwin Peebles, OM FRS

Current Location:: Princeton, Mercer County, NJ, United States
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Birthplace: Winnipeg, Division No. 11, MB, Canada
Occupation: physicist, professor
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About Jim Peebles, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2019

Phillip James Edwin Peebles (born April 25, 1935) is a Canadian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and theoretical cosmologist who is currently the Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading theoretical cosmologists in the period since 1970, with major theoretical contributions to primordial nucleosynthesis, dark matter, the cosmic microwave background, and structure formation.

Peebles was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2019 for his theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology. He shared the prize with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for their discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star.

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1935
April 25, 1935
Winnipeg, Division No. 11, MB, Canada