Phillip James Edwin Peebles


Born
in Winnipeg, Canada
April 25, 1935


also P. James E. Peebles, P.J.E.Peebles

Phillip James Edwin Peebles was born in Winnipeg, Canada, Province of Manitoba, on April 25, 1935. Living in the tiny town of St. Vital and graduating in a high school class of 12, his interests in science were not tapped until his college days. Although planning to study engineering at the University of Manitoba, he encountered four inspirational physics professors who sparked a career in physics. He received his BS degree from the University in 1958 and moved next to Princeton University, intending to study particle physics.

Instead he became the only student of his influential mentor, Robert Dicke, to enter into theoretical physics. Under Dicke's influence Peebles gradually moved from studies of grav
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Average rating: 3.88 · 51 ratings · 6 reviews · 7 distinct works
Principles of Physical Cosm...

3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Physical Cosmology

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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Quantum Mechanics

2.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1992
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Finding the Big Bang

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The Large-Scale Structure o...

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Objects of High Redshift

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“the varieties of models for how inflation might have been implemented seem much less worth recording, for we know that at best one of the variants now under discussion can be on the right track, and the record suggests there will be more to consider.”
P.J.E. Peebles, Principles of Physical Cosmology

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