|Edward W. Kolb|
Kolb speaking at Shimer College
October 2, 1951 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Institutions||Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
University of Chicago
|Alma mater||University of New Orleans, University of Texas – Austin|
|Notable awards||Oersted Medal (2003)
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (2010)
Edward W. Kolb, known as Rocky Kolb, (born October 2, 1951) is a cosmologist and a professor at the University of Chicago as well as the dean of Physical Sciences. He has worked on many aspects of the big bang cosmology, including baryogenesis, nucleosynthesis and dark matter. He is author, with Michael Turner, of the popular textbook The Early Universe (Addison-Wesley, 1990). Additionally, alongside his co-author Michael Turner, Kolb was awarded the 2010 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.
Doctor Kolb is married and has three children.
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