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Saul Perlmutter
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Saul Perlmutter during the Nobel week 2011
Born September 22, 1959 (1959-09-22) (age 61)
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality United States
Education Harvard University (AB)
University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
Known for Accelerating universe / Dark energy
Spouse(s) Laura Nelson (1 child)
Awards Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award (2002)
Shaw Prize in Astronomy (2006)
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2007)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2011)
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2015)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Doctoral advisor Richard A. Muller

Saul Perlmutter (born September 22, 1959) is a U.S. astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Perlmutter shared the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy, the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with Brian P. Schmidt and Adam Riess for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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