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Biography

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Adam Riess

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Dates

December 16, 1969 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Biography

Abstract

Adam Riess is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University (2006-2016). Other institutional affiliations include the Space Telescope Science Institute. His research interests include supernovae and cepheids. In 2011 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae."

Important Dates

December 16, 1969Birth, Washington (D.C.).

1992Research Associate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

1992Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1996Obtained PhD in Astrophysics, Harvard University.

1996 – 1999Miller Fellow, University of California, Berkeley.

1999 – 2005Senior Staff Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore (Md.).

2006 – presentProfessor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

2008Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2008Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

2009Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2011Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae".

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Washington (D.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Baltimore (Md.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Cosmology.

Supernovae.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Filippenko, Alexei V.

Post-doc advisor at University of California, Berkeley.

Kirshner, Robert P., 1949-

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "Type 1a supernova multicolor light curve shapes."

Perlmutter, Saul

Shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Brian Schmidt "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae."

Press, William H.

Research advisor at Harvard University.

Schmidt, Brian P. (Brian Patrick)

Shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Saul Perlmutter "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae," and member of the High-z Supernova Search Team.

Colleagues

Anastasio, Michael R.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Bennett, Charles L. (Charles Leonard), 1956-

Both employed at Johns Hopkins University.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Giacconi, Riccardo

Both employed at Johns Hopkins University.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Lindl, John

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Miller, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tarter, C. B.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

Nugent, Peter

Institutions

Major Positions

Johns Hopkins University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Astronomy.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Research Associate.

Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.)

Senior Staff Scientist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

Harvard University. Department of Astronomy

Obtained PhD in Astrophysics (1996).

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Fellowship.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1992).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Miller Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Adam G. Riess personal account of his work in cosmology, 2007.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Papers appearing in The Astronomical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal presenting research ultimately recognized by the awarding of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, 2011 December 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

William H. Press correspondence on the accelerating universe theory, 1993-1998.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

American Institute of Physics Physics Today division Bertram Schwarzschild Nobel Prize files, 1954-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Peter Nugent, 2007 July 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

2008 MacArthur Fellow: Adam Riess