Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Charles Bennett shares $3M Breakthrough Prize

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett has been named a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work that established the Standard Model of Cosmology—a precise, physics-based description of the contents, dynamics, and shape of the universe.

Bennett, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins, was the leader of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, space mission. The entire mission science team will share the $3 million prize, the most lucrative prize in science.

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