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Congratulations to Rita Sambruna for being honored as an APS Fellow!

10.13.2020
Rita Sambruna has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for 2020. This distinct honor signifies recognition by one's professional peers for outstanding contributions to physics. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the society’s membership is recognized by this honor.
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Overview

The Observational Cosmology Laboratory conducts research to improve understanding of the origin, evolution and ultimate fate of the universe. Specific issues under investigation include what powered the Big Bang; the size, shape, and matter-energy content of the universe; when the first stars and galaxies appeared and their evolution over cosmic time; and the nature of the mysterious dark energy that is driving the universe apart.

comparison of COBE and WMAP results
A comparison of all-sky image of temperature fluctuations in the early universe with COBE (upper image) and the WMAP (lower image). Science operations for WMAP are conducted in the ASD (Bennett, PI)

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