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Adam Riess

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Adam Riess
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Riess in 2011
Born
Adam Guy Riess

(1969-12-16) December 16, 1969 (age 51)
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 accelerating expansion of the universe".

In 2020, Riess was made fellow of the American Astronomical Society.[1]

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.