Jim Peebles Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Age, Nationality


Relationship Facts of Jim Peebles

  • Jim Peebles is married to Alison.
  • He does not have any kids as of now.
  • Jim Peebles is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Professor Peebles is married to Alison. They are presently living in Princeton, New Jersey. The couple shares a mutual interest in gardening. They are fond of exploring nature. Further details regarding his personal life, family are conceived.

Who is Jim Peebles?

Jim Peebles is a Canadian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and theoretical cosmologist. Jim Peebles is honored as one of the fathers of modern cosmology.

He is currently the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.

Jim Peebles- Age, Early Life & Education

Jim Pebbles, birth name Phillip James Edwin Peebles on April 25, 1935. Talking about his age, he is 86 years old as of today. According to western astrology, his zodiac is Taurus.

The name details of his parents and siblings are unknown to date. but some of the sources, mention his father was in a grain business.

Describing his educational background, Peebles received a bachelor’s degree in 1958 from the University of Manitoba. Afterward, he continued his studies at Princeton University in the United States. In 1962, he received a doctorate from the same University. He continued to be there as a result he is now Professor Emeritus of Science.

Jim Peebles- Body Features

Jim Pebbles have an average height, weight, and body stats but his exact details are not available at the moment. He has fair skin featuring his blue eyes and grey hair. His eyes were continuously drained by his long hours of research thus he ended up wearing spectacles.

Jim Peebles- Career & Research

At the very beginning, Peebles worked on cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR)and its connection with the aspects of The Big Bang Theory. He became an assistant professor at Princeton University in 1965.

Next, in 1972 he was working full time there. He became the Albert Einstein Professor of Science in 1984 and a professor emeritus in 2000.

By his research, he explained that the temperature of the universe had a great effect on the amount of helium produced. He opposed the belief that the heavier chemical elements could have been made in the big bang.

In 1970 Peebles along with graduate student Jer Yu considered the CMB’s angular power spectrum and its relation with the matter density of the universe. Later in 1982, he became one of the first cosmologists to bring out the signification of cold dark matter in the formation of galaxies.

Awards & Nominations

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (1964)
  • Eddington Medal (1981)
  • Heineman Prize (1982
  • Oskar Klein Medal (1997)
  • Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1998)
  • Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2000), with Allan Sandage
  • Nobel Prize 2019 and others


In 1965 Peebles wrote an article about the formation of galaxies. Accordingly, galaxies are formed by the expansion and cooling of the universe. The gravity helps overcome the counteracting effect of the hot thermal blackbody radiation that filled the universe.

Talking about his publications, Peebles wrote Physical Cosmology (1971), The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe (1980), and Principles of Physical Cosmology (1993). Besides that, he wrote a textbook, Quantum Mechanics (1992), and edited Finding the Big Bang (2009).

Jim Peebles- Net worth, Salary

His estimated net worth is around $ 5 Million (USD). This includes his earnings from research and income from being a University professor. Furthermore, the exact details of his per year earnings or monthly salary are unknown.

Social Media

He is not available on social media with his official accounts like Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram. But it does not mean he is missing any updates to date. He is happy staying away from such platforms.

Rumors/ Controversy

Well, most of his life he has been in a research field. Maybe because of his busy schedule or because of his lack of interest, he manages to keep himself away from rumors.


  • Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz shared the Nobel prize with him.
  • He concluded the universe is composed of only 5% known matter.
  • The remaining 95% are unknown dark energy.


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