Nobel Laureate, Astronomer Inspires Students to Pursue Science

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Nobel Laureate Robert W. Wilson visited Czech Technical University for a two-day program of inspirational exchanges with students and faculty of the university. The visit, organized by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, marks the fourth time that Honeywell has brought a Nobel laureate to visit the university.

Dr. Wilson is an American astronomer who received the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics with colleague Arno Penzias for the 1963 discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation caused by the Big Bang that began the universe some 15 billion years ago. The discovery served as important evidence for an expanding universe.

During his visit, Dr. Wilson shared his experiences from his long and distinguished scientific career, and offered students advice on how to think about their future. "If your passion leads you toward science or engineering, I strongly encourage you to get a good background in math, physics, chemistry, biology and computing before specializing in any one area," he said. "The knowledge you gain will serve you well in whatever field you choose, and will continue to evolve in the future."

Through its Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering (HISE), Honeywell aims to cultivate and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and provide an opportunity for students to interact with winners of the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry. Click here to read more.