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Adam Riess
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Riess in 2011
Born
Adam Guy Riess

December 16, 1969 (1969-12-16) (age 51)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Harvard University
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)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
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 and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at 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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