Karl G. Jansky Lecture

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The Karl G. Jansky Lecture and the associated award are a prize for astronomy (and especially radio astronomy ) of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) of the USA. It is named after Karl Guthe Jansky , who in 1932 was the first to find radio signals from a cosmic source (center of the Milky Way) and thus founded radio astronomy. The awardee holds his public lecture in Charlottesville (seat of the NRAO) and Socorro ( New Mexico , relatively close to the Very Large Array ).

Among the winners are seven later Nobel Prize winners (Townes, Purcell, Chandrasekhar, Penzias, Wilson, Fowler, Taylor).

Award winners

The title of the lecture in brackets.

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