Brian Schmidt

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Birthday
24, 1967
Birthplace
Montana
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Birthday
24, 1967 (age 51)
Birthplace
Montana

About

Astrophysicist who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for providing evidence that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. He won the Australian Academy of Science's Pawsey Medal Medal ten years before.

Before Fame

He earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University in 1993.

Trivia

He is a Distinguished Professor and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at The Australian National University Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Family Life

He met his future wife, Jennifer M. Gordon, at Harvard.

Associated With

He and Clifford Shull have both won the Nobel Prizes in Physics.