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10/01/1936 American astronomer Robert Woodrow Wilson is born

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Robert Woodrow Wilson: Tuning in to the Big Bang

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"Discovering the Cosmic Microwave Background" with Robert Wilson - Feb. 20, 2014

Robert Woodrow Wilson is an American astronomer, 1978 Nobel laureate in physics. Wilson in 1964, together with Arno Allan Penzias, discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation, which served as important corroboration of the Big Bang theory.
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