Nobel Prizes Awarded for Contributions Made by Radio Astronomers
2006—John C. Mather and George F. Smoot for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation which trace the fluctuations responsible for all the structures seen in the universe.
1993—Russell Alan Hulse and Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr., for the discovery of a new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation.
1978—Arno Allan Penzias and Robert Woodrow Wilson for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.
1974—Sir Martin Ryle and Antony Hewish for their pioneering research in radio astrophysics: Ryle for his observations and inventions, in particular of the aperture synthesis technique, and Hewish for his decisive role in the discovery of pulsars.