Page is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics at Princeton University. He received his B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1978 and, following a five-year break, his Ph.D. from MIT in 1989. During the intervening years, he was a research technician in Antarctica and rebuilt and sailed a 37-foot wooden ketch along the East Coast and in the Caribbean. He was a founding member of the WMAP satellite project and the founding director of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) project. He currently works on the Simons Observatory as well as ACT. He has received awards for his research and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.