Friday, October 7, 2011

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011



The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 was divided, one half awarded to Saul Perlmutter, the other half jointly to Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess " for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae ".

 Saul Perlmutter
Saul Perlmutter
Born: 1959, Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae".

For more about  Saul Perlmutter: http://www.physics.berkeley.edu/research/faculty/perlmutter.html





Brian P. Schmidt

Brian P. Schmidt
Born: 1967, Missoula, MT, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Australian National University, Weston Creek, Australia
Prize motivation: "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae".

 For more about Brian P. Schmidt: http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~brian/index.html


Adam G. Riess

Adam G. Riess
Born: 1969, Washington, DC, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
Prize motivation: "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae".

For more about  Adam G. Riess: http://www.stsci.edu/~ariess/

Source: http://www.nobelprize.org