Nobel prize medal.svg

Adam Riess

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Adam Riess
Nobel Prize 2011-Press Conference KVA-DSC 7764.jpg
Riess in 2011
Born
Adam Guy Riess

(1969-12-16) December 16, 1969 (age 52)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology,
Harvard University
Known forAccelerating universe / Dark energy
Spouse(s)Nancy Joy Schondorf (m. 1998)
AwardsHelen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy (2002)
Shaw Prize in Astronomy (2006)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2011)
Albert Einstein Medal (2011)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley,
Johns Hopkins University / Space Telescope Science Institute
Doctoral advisorRobert 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 expansion of the Universe is accelerating". This means that the expanding Universe is expanding at an ever-increasing rate.

In 2020, Riess was appointed a Fellow of the American Astronomical Society.[1]

Highly cited articles[change | change source]

These articles have each been cited over 1900 times.

  • 1998 with V Filippenko, P Challis, A Clocchiatti, A Diercks, et al., Observational evidence from supernovae for an accelerating universe and a cosmological constant, in: The Astronomical Journal. Vol. 116, nº 3; 1009.
  • 2009 with KN Abazajian, JK Adelman-McCarthy, MA Agüeros, SS Allam, CA Prieto, et al., The seventh data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, in: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. Vol. 182, nº 2; 543.
  • 2004 with LG Strolger, J Tonry, S Casertano, HC Ferguson, B Mobasher, et al., Type Ia supernova discoveries at z> 1 from the Hubble Space Telescope: Evidence for past deceleration and constraints on dark energy evolution, in: The Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 607, nº 2; 665.
  • 2007 with JK Adelman-McCarthy, MA Agüeros, SS Allam, KSJ Anderson, et al., The fifth data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, in: The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. Vol. 172, nº 2; 634.
  • 2003 with JL Tonry, BP Schmidt, B Barris, P Candia, P Challis, A Clocchiatti, AL Coil, et al., Cosmological results from high-z supernovae, in: The Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 594, nº 1; 1.
  • 2007 with LG Strolger, S Casertano, HC Ferguson, B Mobasher, B Gold, et al., New Hubble space telescope discoveries of type Ia supernovae at z≥ 1: narrowing constraints on the early behavior of dark energy, in: The Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 659, nº 1; 98.
  • 1998 with BP Schmidt, NB Suntzeff, MM Phillips, RA Schommer, A Clocchiatti, et al., The high-Z supernova search: measuring cosmic deceleration and global curvature of the universe using type Ia supernovae, in: The Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 507, nº 1; 46.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Four Johns Hopkins faculty members named American Astronomical Society fellows". The Hub. Johns Hopkins University. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-03-06.