George F. Smoot III

George F. Smoot III

George Fitzgerald Smoot III is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, Nobel laureate, and one of two contestants to win the 1 million prize on 'Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?'. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer with John C. Mather that led to the "discovery of the black body form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation". Smoot is the only Nobel laureate born in Florida. Wikipedia*

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George F. Smoot III has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2007 Senate Committee.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1974 - Present Astrophysicist, Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Laboratory Videos: 1 c. January 1, 1994 - Present Professor, Physics, University of California, Berkeley Videos: 0

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