Einstein 'blunder' proving correct

Einstein 'blunder' proving correct

BALTIMORE, April 3 (UPI) -- New observations support a theory of Albert Einstein's about the expansion of the universe he once considered his "biggest blunder," U.S. astronomers say.

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Dark energy discovery wins physics Nobel

BALTIMORE, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. astronomer is sharing a Nobel Prize for the discovery that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating, driven by "dark energy," officials said.

Class of 2008 MacArthur Fellows named

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- More than two dozen artists, activists, scientists and inventors were named recipients of the annual MacArthur Foundation awards in Chicago Tuesday.

Hubble finds dark energy in young universe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered dark energy is not new to space but has been present for most of the universe's history.

California professor wins astronomy honor

BERKELEY, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. physics professor has been awarded the Shaw Prize in Astronomy for discovering that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

Study cites ever-expanding universe

BALTIMORE, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Hubble space telescope has reportedly provided evidence of an ever-expanding universe and backs up an Einstein theory.

Age of universe discovered

CLEVELAND, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists who study the origin of the universe announced its age as being 5 billion years at a Cleveland conference of researchers Monday.

Adam Guy Riess (born 1969) is an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute and is widely known for his research in using supernovae as Cosmological Probes.

Riess graduated from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992 where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1996. Riess' PhD thesis was supervised by Robert Kirshner and resulted in measurements of over twenty new type Ia supernovae and a method to make Type Ia supernovae into accurate distance indicators by correcting for intervening dust and intrinsic inhomogeneities.

Riess was a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley before moving on to the Space Telescope Science Institute in 1999. He took up his current position at Johns Hopkins University in 2005.

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