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Arno Penzias

Arno Penzias

With AT&T from 1961-1996, Arno Penzias is currently Chief Research Scientist for Lucent Technologies where he is responsible for a broad range of research programs in the physical, materials, information and communication sciences. A pioneer in satellite communications research and radio astronomy, Penzias shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for Physics for his part in the discovery of evidence supporting the "big bang" theory of the origin of the universe. He is the author of Digital Harmony (1995) and Ideas and Information (1989). He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of New York and his Masters and Ph.D. from Columbia University.


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