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Adam Guy Riess
December 16, 1969
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
|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)
|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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