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Congratulations to Charles Bennett, Gary Hinshaw, Norman Jarosik, Lyman Page Jr., David Spergel and the WMAP Science Team for winning the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

12.03.2017
Congratulations to Charles Bennett, Gary Hinshaw, Norman Jarosik, Lyman Page Jr., David Spergel and the WMAP Science Team for winning the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics on Dec. 3! The citation reads: “For detailed maps of the early universe that greatly improved our knowledge of the evolution of the cosmos and the fluctuations that seeded the formation of galaxies.” The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was founded in 2012 by Yuri Milner to recognize those individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge. The team also includes:

Chris Barnes, Olivier Doré, Joanna Dunkley, Ben Gold, Michael Greason, Mark Halpern, Robert Hill, Al Kogut, Eiichiro Komatsu, David Larson, Michele Limon, Stephan Meyer, Michael Nolta, Nils Odegard, Hiranya Peiris, Kendrick Smith, Greg Tucker, Licia Verde, Janet Weiland, Ed Wollack, and Ned Wright
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Overview

The Office of Scientific Computing designs, develops, and implements the computer systems required to process and analyze astrophysical data at the Astrophysics Science Division. The office supervises and performs the processing of all data through the final analysis phases. It manages all aspects of the Division's computer processing and serves as the focal point for all computer related matters, including information technology security. The office develops requirements for and monitors performance of all contracts for programming and data processing support services.

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Phillip A Newman
301.286.3920
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ASD Computing Information

660 System Helpdesk: 301-286-3692. Email: system@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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