BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Dr. Charles Bennett has been awarded one of the nation’s oldest science awards for his role leading a NASA Explorer mission to measure the origin and the evolution of the universe.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences awarded Bennett the Rumford Prize, which recognizes scientific contributions to the fields of heat and light. He will accept the award at a virtual event in February.
According to a Johns Hopkins press release, famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and the inventors of instant photography and the world’s first nuclear reactor have also won prizes.
“There has never been a guarantee that cosmologists or astrophysicists will understand the universe, but together we have made incredible discoveries in recent decades,” said Dr Bennett. this. “I’m grateful I’ve been able to contribute to this advancement, grateful to my collaborators, and always excited to see what mysteries of the universe we might reveal next.”
Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels said Bennett is one of the few experts who have changed our understanding of the universe.
“We are thrilled at the prospect of discoveries he will continue to make and the avenues of inquiry he has opened up for future generations of physicists,” said Daniels.
Bennett, who has taught at John Hopkins since 2005, is now examining prominent universal questions such as: “What is dark matter?” and “What is dark energy?”
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