Nobel Prize For Physics 2011 Essay

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The Nobel prize in physics for 2011 was awarded proportionally to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P.Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess for their work on the acceleration of the expansion of the universe. Saul Perlmutter is a astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory and also a physics professor at the University of california, Berkeley. He attended Harvard for undergraduate studies and received his PhD in physics from the university of california, Berkley. Perlmutter was head of the opposing team “supernova cosmology Project” that competed with Schmidts and Riess’ team “High-z Supernova Search Team.” His team came to a similar conclusion as the High-z Supernova Search Team, and that the universe expansion had to of been accelerating over the billions of years since the inception of the supernovae. Perlmutter’s research includes the study of more supernovae by use of a satellite, and he is also engaged in the “Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature” project with the objective to increase understanding of global warming by analyzing climate data more accurately. Brian P. Schmidt is a professor, astrophysicist, and Australian Research council Laureate Fellow at the Australian National University Mount Stromio Observatory. He undertook undergraduate studies at University of Arizona receiving a degree in physics and astronomy. He also received a PhD at Harvard university. He is currently leading the Skymapper telescope project. And lastly, Adam G.Riess is an astrophysicist at both the Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. He undertook undergraduate studies at MIT and latter attained a PhD from harvard University. In relation with Brian Schmidt, Both partnered together to led a study that reported evidence of the acceleration of the universe’s expansion rate due to the observation of color shifts in the light from the supernova from the earth.

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