1978 Physics Nobel press conference

1978 Physics Nobel press conference

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: 1978 Physics Nobel press conference. Two US physicists were announced as recipients of the award. At centre, Robert Woodrow Wilson (born 1936) is being questioned by reporters, while at right Arno Allan Penzias (born 1933) is sipping a drink. At left, Willard Sterling Boyle (born 1924), Canadian physicist, is hosting the press conference in his role as Executive Director of Research at Bell Laboratories. This press conference took place in the Murray Hill auditorium following the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics for that year. The award was for their work in 1963-4, when they discovered the universe's microwave background radiation. Photographed on 17 October 1978.Restrictions:

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