Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Berkeley Lab Scientist, Saul Perlmutter, Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics!

We are very excited! One of our own astrophysicists, Saul Perlmutter, who is also a professor of physics at UC Berkeley, has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae.” Saul heads the international Supernova Cosmology Project, which pioneered the methods used to discover the accelerating expansion of the universe, and he has been a leader in studies to determine the nature of dark energy.

He shares the prize with Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess, leader of the High-z Supernova Search Team and first author of that team’s analysis, respectively, which led to their almost simultaneous announcement of accelerating expansion.  

Read the full story here!

Congratulations to all!

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