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Saul Perlmutter during the Nobel week 2011
|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)
|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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