The 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has been awarded to the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) collaboration for “detailed maps of the early universe that greatly improved our knowledge of the evolution of the cosmos and the fluctuations that seeded the formation of galaxies.”
One of the leaders of the collaboration is Gary Hinshaw of the University of British Columbia. The others are: Charles L. Bennett of Johns Hopkins University, and Norman Jarosik, Lyman Page, Jr., and David N. Spergel of Princeton University.
The $3 million prize will be shared among the entire 27-member collaboration, which also includes other Canadian members: Mark Halpern of the University of British Columbia, Kendrick Smith of the University of Waterloo/Perimeter Institute, and Robert Hill of the University of Waterloo.
The CAP congratulates the entire WMAP collaboration for receiving this prestigious award.
Source: Breakthrough Prize