24 October 2019

ICTS would like to extend hearty congratulations to James Peebles for the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for 'discoveries in theoretical cosmology'. He shares the prize with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz 'for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star'. 'Peebles' insights into physical cosmology have enriched the entire field of research and laid a foundation for the transformation of cosmology over the last fifty years, from speculation to science. His theoretical framework, developed since the mid-1960s, is the basis of our contemporary ideas about the universe.'

ICTS is happy to recall the visit of James Peebles (Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science, Princeton University, USA) to TIFR-Mumbai and Goa for two ICTS events.


James Peebles delivering a lecture on ‘Discovering the Large Scale Nature of the Physical Universe’ at the Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR-Mumbai, on 13th December 2011. Photograph © TIFR-Mumbai.


On 13th December 2011, ICTS had organized a set of public lectures on the theme, ‘The Universe Unravelled’, that featured talks by Kip Thorne (Caltech, USA), James Peebles (Princeton University, USA), J. Richard Bond (Caltech, USA) and John Ellis (CERN, Switzerland).


Invited speakers of the ICTS event ‘Universe Unravelled’ at Homi Bhabha auditorium, TIFR, Mumbai. Left to right: Kip Thorne, James Peebles, J. Richard Bond, and John Ellis. Photograph © TIFR-Mumbai.


Jim Peebles delivered a lecture on ‘Discovering the Large Scale Nature of the Physical Universe’.

On 14th December in Goa at the 7th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology, an ICTS Program, Peebles lectured on ‘The Natural Science of Cosmology’. The slides from his talk are available here.