Submitted by EBriggs on Mon, 2012-04-30 18:38
Dr. Phillip James Edwin Peebles (b. 1935) is a native of Winnipeg and a graduate of the University of Manitoba (B.Sc. in physics, 1958). As a Princeton theoretical cosmologist he played a central role in the understanding of the evolution and structure of the universe. His studies of the evolution of matter in the earliest moments of the universe were critical in the establishment of the Big Bang theory as a widely accepted hypothesis. Discovered by Gehrels, T., van Houten, C.J. and van Houten-Groeneveld, I.
Dr. Peebles was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on 2002-01-26.
Orbit type: Main Belt
Reference: MPC 51189
Discoverer:van Houten, C.J. et al.