Edward Kolb

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Edward W. Kolb
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Kolb speaking at Shimer College
Born (1951-10-02) October 2, 1951 (age 65)[1]
New Orleans, Louisiana[1]
Citizenship US
Fields Physical Cosmology
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.[2]

Doctor Kolb is married and has three children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Curriculum Vitae – Edward W. (Rocky) Kolb. astro.uchicago.edu
  2. ^ Grants, Prizes, and Awards, retrieved 10 February 2010