The European Physics Society has announced that the 2019 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize for an outstanding contribution to Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology has been awarded to the WMAP and Planck Collaborations for “for providing high-precision measurements of the cosmic microwave background temperature and polarization anisotropies, leading to detailed information on properties of the universe and tests of cosmological models and fundamental physics.”

Prof. Greg Tucker is a member of the WMAP Science Team and worked on many aspects of the project from design, building, testing and operation of the WMAP instrument to data analysis.

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The full citation is available here:

https://eps-hepp.web.cern.ch/eps-hepp/PrizeAnnouncements/XMhep2019/EPS_Cocconi2019_long.pdf

The WMAP Top Ten science results and more information can be found here:

https://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/

The original press release with the first year WMAP results can be found here:

https://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/news/PressRelease_03-064.html

The final press release with the 9-year WMAP results can be found here:

https://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/news/