Symposium Guests




Adam Riess, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University and Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute

Panelist August 11 Symposium

Adam Riess received his undergraduate degree from MIT, and his PhD from Harvard in 1996. He was a Miller Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, spent time at the Space Telescope Science Institute and in 2005 signed on with Johns Hopkins University.

In 2006, he shared the $1 million Shaw Prize in Astronomy with Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt for contributions to the discovery of the acceleration of the universe. Schmidt and all the members of the High–Z Team shared the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize, with the Supernova Cosmology Project for their discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe. Along with Perlmutter and Schmidt, he was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the discovery of the acceleration of the expansion of the universe.

See more about Adam Riess' Nobel Prize here.