Jim Peebles

Canadian-American astronomer & Nobel Laureate in Physics

Phillip James Edwin Peebles (born April 25, 1935) is a Canadian-American astrophysicist. He was awarded a one half share in the the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.


  • Another somewhat confusing usage is the name "the big bang" for the standard model. It is not appropriate, because it connotes a spatially isolated event, an explosion, that marked the start of everything. ... But the name has a very evident appeal and I expect that people will continue to use it.

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