Adam Riess

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1969 –

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Who is Adam Riess?

Adam Guy Riess is an American astrophysicist at The Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute and 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.

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Born
Dec 16, 1969
Washington, D.C.
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Watchung Hills Regional High School
Employment
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California, Berkeley
Lived in
  • United States of America

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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