In April 1992, George Smoot made the announcement that the long sought variations in the early Universe had been observed by the COBE DMR team he led. NASA's COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer) satellite mapped the intensity of the radiation from the early Big Bang and found variations so small they had be the seeds on which gravity worked to grow the galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and clusters of clusters that are observed in the Universe today.
Professor Smoot has also written a popular book about cosmology, some of his experiments and experiences, and the COBE discovery named "Wrinkles in Time" avaialbe at your book store or Amazon Books
Professor Smoot is associated with several different institutions:
Dr. Smoot's publications can be found at:
1994 OMNI Magazine Interview
Many have interpreted my research work as having something to say about religion , proof of God , and creation 1 . 2. 3.
Some information and material from Professor Smoot's classes are found in the Smoot's Courses' Home Page
More color photos and More black and white photos available. Fun Photographs and Caricatures
The smoot as a unit of length and the Haravard Bridge
Return to the Smoot Group page for a complete description of Dr. Smoot's group's research activities.
You may reach Prof. George Smoot's group by the following routes:
mail: Astrophysics Group, MS 50-205, LBNL, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley CA 94720