Lyman Alexander Page, Jr. (born September 24, 1957) is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics at Princeton University. He is an expert in observational cosmology and one of the original co-investigators for the WMAP probe that made precise observations of the cosmic background radiation, an electromagnetic echo of the Universe's Big Bang phase.

Lyman Alexander Page
Born (1957-09-24) September 24, 1957 (age 62)
Scientific career
InstitutionsPrinceton University
Doctoral advisorStephan S. Meyer
Notable studentsJo Dunkley (postdoc)


Page obtained his B.A. from Bowdoin College, Brunswick in 1978, going on to obtain his doctorate in 1989 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Page resides in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and three boys.[citation needed]


  • 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
  • 2015 Gruber Prize
  • 2010 Shaw Prize
  • 2006 Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Philips Lectureship
  • 2004 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • 2003 Marc Aaronson Lectureship & Prize
  • 2003 Primakoff Lectureship
  • 1994 David and Lucile Packard Fellowship
  • 1992 & 1994 Princeton Engineering Council Teaching Award
  • 1994 Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar
  • 1993 National Science Foundation NYI Award
  • 1987–1989 NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship

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