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"Measurements of Cosmic Microwave Radiation" by D.T. Wilkinson (paper presented at the 13th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Chicago, ), 1986 December 15-19

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Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists primarily of the scientific writings, professional correspondence, and subject and project files of David T. Wilkinson (1935-2002), the renowned experimental physicist and cosmologist who taught and conducted research in the Department of Physics at Princeton University from 1963 until his retirement in 2002. Wilkinson was a pioneer in the study and analysis of cosmic microwave background radiation, the nature and existence of which have yielded, through his lifetime's work, solid evidence for the Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. The collection contains the administrative (including his NASA and/or National Science Foundation funding and accounting paperwork) and background history of two of Wilkinson's main projects -- the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) -- as well as evidence of the many and varied academic activities in his career.

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Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

"Measurements of Cosmic Microwave Radiation" by D.T. Wilkinson (paper presented at the 13th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Chicago, ); David Wilkinson Papers, C0945, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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