October 4, 2011 in Nation/World
AP/The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Gail Burton photo

In this Sept. 19, 2008, photo, astronomer Adam Riess sits in his office at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says American Saul Perlmutter, U.S.-Australian citizen Brian Schmidt and U.S. scientist Adam Riess share the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics. The trio were honored today “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae.”


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