Philip James Edwin Peebles

Philip James Edwin Peebles


Date of Birth
April 25, 1935

Jim Peebles was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1958. He then went to Princeton University as a graduate student in physics, and he has been there ever since, currently as Albert Einstein Professor of Science Emeritus. With Robert Dicke and others he predicted the existence of the cosmic background radiation (previously predicted by Ralph Alpher and Robert Herman) and planned to seek it just before it was found by Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson. He has investigated characteristics of this radiation and how it may be used to constrain models of the universe. He has led statistical studies of clustering and superclustering of galaxies. He has calculated the universal abundances of helium and other light elements, demonstrating agreement between big bang theory and observation. He has provided evidence of the existence of large quantities of dark matter in the haloes of galaxies, and he continues to work on the origin of galaxies. Peebles was one of the first to resurrect Einstein’s cosmological constant, suggesting in the 1980s that it was needed. His books on physical cosmology have had a significant impact in convincing physicists that the time has come to study cosmology as a respectable branch of physics. Since his formal retirement in 2000, he has continued to do research in cosmology, concentrating on what he callse underappreciated issues—isolated galaxies, the structure of disk galaxies, and the motions of nearby galaxies. He has also written extensively on the history of cosmology in the 20th century and beyond.

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At Princeton University

Presentation of Bruce medal

Mercury 24, 5, 6 (1995).

Other awards

American Astronomical Society, Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, 1993.
American Institute of Physics & American Astronomical Society, Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, 1982.
Peter Gruber Foundation, Cosmology Prize, 2000. (report in Physics Today)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Jansky Lectureship, 1997.
Nobel Foundation, Nobel prize, physics, 2019.
Royal Astronomical Society, Eddington medal, 1981, presented by A.W. Wolfendale, QJRAS 22, 350-51 (1981); Gold medal, 1998.
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Crafoord prize, 2005
Shaw Prize Foundation, Shaw Prize, 2004.

Biographical materials

Peebles, James, interview with Alan Lightman, in Lightman, Alan & Roberta Brawer, Origins: The Lives and Worlds of Modern Cosmologists (Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 214-231.
Peebles, James, Autobiography on receipt of the Shaw Prize
Peebles, James, interview with Harry Kreisler, 56-minute video, 2006.
Peebles, P.J.E., “Seeing Cosmology Grow,” Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 49, 1-28 (2012).

Academic genealogy



AIP Center for History of Physics (several)

Named after him

Minor Planet #18242 Peebles


Papers, etc.

There are 1984, 1988, and 2002 oral history interviews with Peebles at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Other References: Historical

Alpher, R.A. & R.C. Herman, “Early Work on ‘Big Bang’ Cosmology and the Cosmic Blackbody Radiation,” in Bertotti, B., et al, eds., Modern Cosmology in Retrospect (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1990), 129-58.

Happer, W., P.J.E. Peebles, and D. T. Wilkinson, “Robert Henry Dicke, May 6, 1916 - March 4, 1997,” Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences 77, 78-95 (1999).

Kragh, Helge, Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 1996).

Peebles, P. James E., Lyman A. Page, Jr., & R. Bruce Partridge, eds., Finding the Big Bang (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009).

Wilkinson, D. T. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Discovery of the 3°K Radiation,” in N. Mandolesi and N. Vittorio, eds., The Cosmic Microwave Backround: 25 Years Later, Proceedings of a Meeting held in L’Aquila, Italy, June 19-23, 1989 (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1990), p. 17.

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Other References: Scientific

Peebles, Phillip James Edwin, “Observational Tests and Theoretical Problems Relating to the Conjecture that the Strength of the Electromagnetic Interaction may Be Variable,” Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University, 1962.

Peebles, P.J. & R.H. Dicke, “Significance of Spatial Isotropy,” Phys. Rev. 127, 629-31 (1962).

Peebles, P.J. & R.H. Dicke, “Cosmology and the Radioactive Decay Ages of Terrestrial Rocks and Meteorites,” Phys. Rev. 128, 2006-11 (1962).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Are the Interiors of Jupiter and Saturn Hot?” in Peter J. Brancazio & A.G.W. Cameron, eds., The Origin and Evolution of Atmospheres and Oceans, Proceedings of a Conference, Held at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA, New York, April 8-9, 1963 (Wiley, NY, 1964), pp. 299-303.

Dicke, R.H. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Evolution of the Solar System and the Expansion of the Universe,” Phys. Rev. Let. 12, 435-37 (1964).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Structure and Composition of Jupiter and Saturn,” Ap.J. 140, 328-47 (1964).

Dicke, R.H. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Gravitation and Space Science,” Space Science Reviews 4, 419-60 (1965).

Dicke, R.H.; P.J.E. Peebles, P.G. Roll, & D.T. Wilkinson, “Cosmic Black-Body Radiation.” Ap.J. 142, 414-19 (1965).

Penzias, A.A. & R.W. Wilson, “A Measurement of Excess Antenna Temperature at 4080 Mc/s,” Ap.J. 142, 419-21 (1965).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Black-Body Radiation Content of the Universe and the Formation of Galaxies,” Ap.J. 142, 1317-26 (1965).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Primordial Helium Abundance and the Primordial Fireball,” Phys. Rev. Letters 16, 410-13 (1966).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Primordial Helium Abundance and the Primordial Fireball. II.,” Ap.J. 146, 542-52 (1966). [reprinted in the centennial edition Ap.J. 525C, 1132 (1999) with a modern commentary by Manuel Peimbert & Silvia Torres-Peimbert]

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Gravitational Instability of the Universe,” Ap.J. 147, 859-63 (1967).

Partridge, R.B. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Are Young Galaxies Visible?” Ap.J. 147, 868-86 (1967).

Partridge, R.B. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Are Young Galaxies Visible? II. The Integrated Background” Ap.J. 148, 377-97 (1967).

Peebles, P.J.E. & R.B. Partridge, “Upper Limit on the Mean Mass Density due to Galaxies,” Ap.J. 148, 713-17 (1967).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Recombination of the Primeval Plasma,” Ap.J. 153, 1-11 (1968).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Formation of Galaxies in Classical Cosmology,” Nature 220, 237-39 (1968).

Peebles, P.J.E. & David T. Wilkinson, “Comment on the Anisotropy of the Primeval Fireball,” Phys. Rev. 174, 2168 (1968).

Peebles, P.J.E. & R.H. Dicke, “Origin of the Globular Star Clusters,” Ap.J. 154, 891-908 (1968).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Origin of the Angular Momentum of Galaxies,” Ap.J. 155, 393-401 (1969).

Yu, J.T. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Superclusters of Galaxies?” Ap.J. 158, 103-13 (1969).

Bahcall, John N. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Statistical Tests for the Origin of Absorption Lines Observed in Quasi-Stellar Sources,” Ap.J. 156, L7-L10 (1969).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Nonlinear Limit on Primeval Adiabatic Perturbations,” Phys. Rev. D 1, 397-99 (1970).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Structure of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies,” Astronomical Journal 75, 13-20 (1970).

Peebles, P.J.E. & J.T. Yu, “Primeval Adiabatic Perturbation in an Expanding Universe,” Ap.J. 162, 815 (1970).

Peebles, P.J.E., Principles of Physical Cosmology (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 1971, 1993).

Peebles, P.J.E., Physical Cosmology (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 1972).

Geller, M.J. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Test of the Expanding Universe Postulate,” Ap.J. 174, 1-5 (1972).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Gravitational Collapse and Related Phenomena from an Empirical Point of View, or, Black Holes are Where You Find Them,” General Relativity and Gravitation 3, 63-82 (1972).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Role of Neutrinos in the Evolution of Primeval Adiabatic Perturbations,” Ap.J. 180, 1-6 (1973).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. I. Theory,” Ap.J. 185, 413-40 (1973).

Hauser, M.G. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. II. The Abell Catalog of Rich Clusters,” Ap.J. 185, 757-86 (1973).

Ostriker, J.P. & P.J.E. Peebles, “A Numerical Study of the Stability of Flattened Galaxies: or, Can Cold Galaxies Survive?,” Ap.J. 186, 467-80 (1973).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Gravitational-Instability Picture and the Nature of the Distribution of Galaxies,” Ap.J. 189, L51-L53 (1974).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Nature of the Distribution of Galaxies,” Astronomy & Astrophysics 32, 197-202 (1974).

Ostriker, J.P., P.J.E. Peebles, & A. Yahil, “The Size and Mass of Galaxies, and the Mass of the Universe,” Ap.J. 193, L1-4 (1974). [reprinted in the centennial edition Ap.J. 525C, 1219 (1999) with a modern commentary by Scott Tremaine]

Peebles, P.J.E. & M.G. Hauser, “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. III. The Shane-Wirtanen and Zwicky Catalogs,” Ap.J. Supp. 28, 19-36 (1974).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. IV. Cross-Correlation of the Abell and Shane-Wirtanen Catalogs,” Ap.J. Supp. 28, 37-50 (1974).

Peebles, P.J.E. & Edward J. Groth, “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. V. Three-point Correlation Function for the Galaxy Distribution in the Zwicky Catalog,” Ap.J. 196, 1-11 (1975).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. VI. The Galaxy Distribution in the Jagellonian field,” Ap.J. 196, 647-51 (1975).

Hawley, D.L. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Distribution of Observed Orientations of Galaxies,” Astronomical Journal 80, 477-91 (1975).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Peculiar Velocity Field in the Local Supercluster,” Ap.J. 205, 318-28 (1976).

Geller, M.J. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Bright Galaxies in Rich Clusters: Test of a Statistical Model for Magnitude Distributions,” Ap.J. 206, 939-57 (1976).

Peebles, P.J.E., “A Cosmic Virial Theorem,” Ap.J. 205, L109-L111 (1976).

Peebles, P.J.E. & E.J. Groth, “An Integral Constraint for the Evolution of the Galaxy Two-point Correlation Function,” Astronomy and Astrophysics 53, 131-40 (1976).

Soneira, Raymond M. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Is There Evidence for a Spatially Homogeneous Population of Field Galaxies?” Ap.J. 211, 1-15 (1977).

Davis, Marc, Edward J. Groth, & P.J.E. Peebles, “Study of Galaxy Correlations: Evidence for the Gravitational Instability Picture in a Dense Universe,” Ap.J. 212, L107-L111 (1977).

Seldner, M., B. Siebers, Edward J. Groth, & P.J.E. Peebles, “New Reduction of the Lick Catalog of Galaxies,” Astronomical Journal 82, 249-56, 313, 314 (1977).

Seldner, M. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. VIII. Cross-correlation of the Abell and the 10-arcmin Shane-Wirtanen Catalogs,” Ap.J. 215, 703-16 (1977).

Groth, E.J. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. VII - Two- and Three-point Correlation Functions for the High-resolution Shane-Wirtanen Catalog of Galaxies,” Ap.J. 217,385-405 (1977).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Stability of a Hierarchical Clustering Pattern in the Distribution of Galaxies,” Astron. & Astrophys. 68, 345-52 (1978).

Seldner, M. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. X. Clustering of 4C Radio Sources,” Ap.J. 225, 7-20 (1978).

Seldner, M. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Statistical Analysis of Catalogs of Extragalactic Objects. XI. Evidence of Correlation of QSOs and Lick Galaxy Counts,” Ap.J. 227, 30-36 (1979).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Mean Mass Density Estimated from the Kirshner, Oemler, Schechter Galaxy Redshift Sample,” Astronomical Journal 84, 730-34 (1979).

Peebles, P.J.E., The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 1980).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Large-scale Fluctuations in the Microwave Background and the Small-scale Clustering of Galaxies,” Ap.J. 243, L119-L122 (1981).

Clutton-Brock, M. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Galaxy Clustering and the Rubin-Ford effect,” Astronomical Journal 86, 1115-19 (1981).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Anisotropy of the Microwave Background Due to the Mass Distribution in an Open Cosmological Model,” Ap.J. 259, 442-48 (1982).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Large-scale Background Temperature and Mass Fluctuations Due to Scale-invariant Primeval Perturbations,” Ap.J. 263, L1-L5 (1982).

Davis, Marc & P.J.E. Peebles, “Evidence for Local Anisotropy of the Hubble Flow,” Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 21, 109-30 (1983).

Davis, Marc & P.J.E. Peebles, “A Survey of Galaxy Redshifts. V. The Two-point Position and Velocity Correlations,” Ap.J. 267, 465-82 (1982).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Dark Matter and the Origin of Galaxies and Globular Star Clusters,” Ap.J. 277, 470-77 (1984).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Tests of Cosmological Models Constrained by Inflation,” Ap.J. 284, 439-44 (1984).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Origin of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies,” Science 224, 1385-91 (1984).

Groth, Edward J. & P.J.E. Peebles, “The Shane-Wirtanen Counts: Plate Correction Factors and Correlation Functions, ” Ap.J. 310, 499-506 (1986).

Groth, Edward J. & P.J.E. Peebles, “The Shane-Wirtanen Counts: Observer and Time-dependent Effects, ” Ap.J. 310, 507-17 (1986).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Mean Mass Density of the Universe,” Nature 321, 27-32 (1986).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Cosmic Background Temperature Anisotropy in a Minimal Isocurvature Model for Galaxy Formation,” Ap.J. 315, L73-L76 (1987).

Peebles, P.J.E., “A Fluid Model for the Evolution of Large-scale Structure,” Ap.J. 317, 576-87 (1987).

Brown, M.E. & P.J.E. Peebles, “The Local Extragalactic Velocity field, the Local Mean Mass Density, and Biased Galaxy Formation,” Ap.J. 317, 588-92 (1987).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Origin of the Large-scale Galaxy Peculiar Velocity Field – A Minimal Isocurvature Model,” Nature 327, 210-11 (1987).

Peebles, P.J.E. & Bharat Ratra, “Cosmology with a Time-variable Cosmological “constant’,” Ap.J. 325, L17-20 (1988).

Ratra, Bharat & P.J.E. Peebles, “Cosmological Consequences of a Rolling Homogeneous Scalar Field,” Phys. Rev. D 37, 406 (1988).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Theoretical Aspects of the Nebular Redshift, 33 Years Later,” PASP 100, 670-79 (1988).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Tracing Galaxy Orbits Back in Time,” Ap.J. 344, L53-L56 (1989).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Fractal Galaxy Distribution,” Physica D 38, 273-78 (1989).

Peebles, P.J.E., A.L. Melott, M.R. Holmes, & L.R. Jiang, “A Model for the Formation of the Local Group,” Ap.J. 345, 108-21 (1989).

Peebles, P.J.E., R.A. Daly, & R. Juszkiewicz, “Masses of Rich Clusters of Galaxies as a Test of the Biased Cold Dark Matter Theory,” Ap.J. 347, 563-74 (1989).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Concluding Remarks: Theory,” in N. Mandolesi and N. Vittorio, eds., The Cosmic Microwave Backround: 25 Years Later, Proceedings of a Meeting held in L’Aquila, Italy, June 19-23, 1989 (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1990), p. 273.

Peebles, P.J.E. & Joseph Silk, “A Cosmic Book of Phenomena,” Nature 346, 233-39 (1990).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Previrialization,” Ap.J. 365, 27-36 (1990).

Peebles, P.J.E., D.N. Schramm, E.L. Turner, & R.G. Kron, “The Case for the Relativistic Hot Big Bang Cosmology,” Nature 352, 769-76 (1991).

Peebles, P.J.E., Quantum Mechanics (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 1992).

Cen, Renyue, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, & P.J.E. Peebles, “A Hydrodynamic Approach to Cosmology: The Primeval Baryon Isocurvature Model” Ap.J. 415, 423-44 (1993).

Fukugita, M., C.J. Hogan, & P.J.E. Peebles, “The Cosmic Distance Scale and the Hubble Constant,” Nature 366, 309-12 (1993).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Orbits of the Nearby Galaxies,” Ap.J. 429, 43-65 (1994).

Peebles, P J.E., “Semiempirical Seeded Isocurvature Cosmogonies,” Ap.J. 432, L1-4 (1994).

Ratra, Bharat & P.J.E. Peebles, “Cold Dark Matter Cosmogony in an Open Universe,” Ap.J. 432, L5-9 (1994).

Peebles, P J.E., “Mass of the Milky Way and Redshifts of the Nearby Galaxies,” Ap.J. 449, 52-60 (1995).

Ratra, Bharat & P.J.E. Peebles, “Inflation in an Open Universe,” Phys. Rev. D 52, 1837-94 (1995).

Peebles, P J.E., “The Primeval Mass Fluctuation Spectrum and the Distribution of the Nearby Galaxies,” Ap.J. 473, 42-56 (1996).

Fukugita, M., C.J. Hogan, & P.J.E. Peebles, “The History of the Galaxies,” Nature 381, 489-95 (1996).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Standard Cosmological Model,” Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d’Aosta , ed. M. Greco (1998) [arXiv:astro-ph/9806201].

Tegmark, Max & P.J.E. Peebles, “The Time Evolution of Bias,” Ap.J. 500, L79-L82 (1998).

Fukugita, M., C.J. Hogan, & P.J.E. Peebles, “The Cosmic Baryon Budget,” Ap.J. 503, 518-30 (1998).

Peebles, P J.E., “An Isocurvature Cold Dark Matter Cosmogony. I. A Worked Example of Evolution through Inflation,” Ap.J. 510, 523-30 (1999).

Peebles, P J.E., “An Isocurvature Cold Dark Matter Cosmogony. II. Observational Tests,” Ap.J. 510, 531-40 (1999).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Evolution of the Cosmological Constant.,” Nature 398, 25-26 (1999).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Is Cosmology Solved? An Astrophysical Cosmologist’s Viewpoint,” PASP 111, 274-84 (1999).

Peebles, P J.E. & A. Vilenkin, “Quintessential Inflation,” Phys. Rev. D 59, id. 063505 (1999).

Fukugita, M. & P.J.E. Peebles, “A Galaxy X-Ray Fundamental Plane?” Ap.J. 524, L31-33 (1999).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Penzias & Wilson’s Discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background,” Ap.J. 525C, 1067-68 (1999).

Peebles, P J.E. & A. Vilenkin, “Noninteracting Dark Matter,” Phys. Rev. D 60, id. 103506 (1999).

Hu, Wayne & P.J.E. Peebles, “A Model for Structure Formation Seeded by Gravitationally Produced Matter,” Ap.J. 528, L61-L64 (2000).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Fluid Dark Matter,” Ap.J. 534, L127-L129 (2000).

Peebles, P.J.E., Sara Seager, & Wayne Hu, “Delayed Recombination,” Ap.J. 539, L1-L4 (2000).

Peebles, P.J.E. & D.T. Wilkinson, “Research at the Interface of Astronomy and Physics,” PASP 112, 1141-44 (2000). [one of a series of millennium essays]

Peebles, P.J.E., “Concluding Remarks on New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters,” in A.N. Lasenby, A.W. Jones and A. Wilkinson, eds., IAU Symposium 201, New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters Manchester, August 2000 (arXiv:astro-ph/0011252 ).

Peebles, P.J.E. & Bharat Ratra, “The Cosmological Constant and Dark Energy,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 75, 559-606 (2003).

Loeb, Abraham & P.J.E. Peebles, “Cosmological Origin of the Stellar Velocity Dispersions in Massive Early-Type Galaxies,” Ap.J. 589, 29-34 (2003).

Peebles, P. James E., “The Future of Astronomy and Physical Cosmology,” Pubs. Astron. Soc. Australia 21, 385-89 (2004).

Fukugita, Masataka & P.J.E. Peebles, “The Cosmic Energy Inventory,” Ap.J. 616, 643-68 (2004).

Gubser, Steven S. & P.J.E. Peebles, “Structure Formation in a String-inspired Modification of the Cold Dark Matter Model,” Phys. Rev. D 70, id. 123510 (2004).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Probing General Relativity on the Scales of Cosmology,” in Petros Florides, Brien Nolan and Adrian Ottewill, eds., General Relativity and Gravitation: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference held at RDS Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland, July 18-23, 2004 (World Scientific Pub. Co., London, 2005), pp. 106-17 [arXiv:astro-ph/0410284].

Nusser, Adi, S.S. Gubser, & P.J.E. Peebles, “Structure Formation with a Long-range Scalar Dark Matter Interaction,“ Phys. Rev. D 71, id. 083505 (2005).

Fukugita, Masataka & P.J.E. Peebles, “Massive Coronae of Galaxies,” Ap.J. 639, 590-99 (2006).

Stanonik, K., et al, “Polar Disk Galaxy Found in Wall Between Voids,” Ap.J. 696, L6-L9 (2009).

Peebles, P.J.E. & Adi Nusser, “Nearby Galaxies as Pointers to a Better Theory of Cosmic Evolution,” Nature 465, 565-69 (2010).

Peebles, P. James E., “Astrophysics: How Galaxies Got Their Black Holes,” Nature 469, 305-06 (2011).

Kreckel, K., P.J.E. Peebles, J.H. van Gorkom, R. van de Weygaert, & J.M. van der Hulst, “KK 246: A Dwarf Galaxy with an Extended H I Disk in the Local Void,” Astronomical Journal 141, 204 (2011).

Peebles, P.J.E. & R. Brent Tully, “A Primeval Magellanic Stream and Others,” Ap.J. 778, id 137 (2013).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Natural Science of Cosmology,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 484, id 012001 (2014).

Peebles, P.J.E., “The Cosmological Tests,” in G. Ekspong, ed., The Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures 1988-1999, (World Scientific, Singapore, 2014), pp. 375-88.

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Other Works: Popularizations, History, etc.

Callan, C., R.H. Dicke, & P.J.E. Peebles, “Cosmology and Newtonian Mechanics,” Am. Jour. Phys. 33, 105-08 (1965).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Cosmology for Everyphysicist,” Amer. Jour. Phys. 37, 4, 410-422 (1969).

Groth, E. J., P.J.E. Peebles, M. Seldner, & R.M. Soneira, “The Clustering of Galaxies,” Scientific American 237, 76 (1977).

Peebles, P. James E., David N. Schramm, Edwin L. Turner and Richard G. Kron, “The Evolution of the Universe,” Scientific American 271, 4, 52-57 (1994).

The Nature of the Universe: Great Debate in 1998

Glanz, James, “Does Science Know the Vital Statistics of the Cosmos?” Science 282, 1247-48 (1998) [report on the above debate].

Peebles, P. James E., “Making Sense of Modern Cosmology,” Scientific American 284, 1, 54-55 (2001).

Peebles, P.J.E., “Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Clouds Over the Twenty-First Century Virtual Observatory,” in P.J. Quinn and K.M. Górski, eds., Toward an International Virtual Observatory: Proceedings of the ESO/ESA/NASA/NSF Conference Held at Garching, Germany, 10-14 June 2002 (Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2004), pp. 1-10 [free preprint at].

Peebles, Phillip James Edwin, “Discovery of the hot Big Bang: What happened in 1948,” European Physical Journal H, 39, 205-23 (2014).

Peebles, P.J.E., Cosmology’s Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 2020).

Peebles, P.J.E., The Whole Truth: A Cosmologist’s Reflections on the Search for Objective Reality (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 2022).