Adam Guy Riess
December 16, 1969
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, |
|Known for||Accelerating universe / Dark energy|
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Joy Schondorf (m. 1998)|
|Awards||Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy (2002)|
Shaw Prize in Astronomy (2006)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2011)
Albert Einstein Medal (2011)
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley, |
Johns Hopkins University / Space Telescope Science Institute
|Doctoral advisor||Robert Kirshner, William H. Press|
Adam Guy Riess (born December 16, 1969) is an American astrophysicist. He works at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. He is known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes.
Riess shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for "providing evidence that the accelerating expansion of the universe".
References[change | change source]
- "Four Johns Hopkins faculty members named American Astronomical Society fellows". The Hub. Johns Hopkins University. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-03-06.