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Tag: Saul Perlmutter

Nobel Laureate Motivated by ‘the Fate of the Universe’

October 4, 2011 | 5:03 pm

Nobel Laureate Motivated by ‘the Fate of the Universe’

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Reported by Amy Standen and Gabriela QuirĂ³s, Quest At this morning’s press conference at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, newly-minted Nobel laureate, astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter said what attracted him to his work initially was that it took a scientific approach to a philosophical question: What is the fate of the universe? Since astronomer Edwin Hubble’s observations in […]

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October 4, 2011 | 12:47 pm

Video: UCB’s Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Physics Winner, Explains How the Universe is Expanding

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UC Berkeley physics professor Saul Perlmutter was a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in physics today for his work explaining how the universe is expanding. Perlmutter led Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s Supernova Cosmology Project, which made the discovery in 1998. He will receive half of the $1.4 million prize with two other scientists working in the […]

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