Brian Schmidt
#5595 Overall Influence

Brian Schmidt

American-Australian astrophysicist and Nobel laureate

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Brian Paul Schmidt is the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University . He was previously a Distinguished Professor, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and astrophysicist at the University's Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. He is known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes. He currently holds an Australia Research Council Federation Fellowship and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2012. Schmidt shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, making him the only Montana-born Nobel laureate.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Australian National University
Australian National University

National research university in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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University of Arizona
University of Arizona

Public university in Tucson, Arizona, United States

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#910 World Rank #263 USA Rank
Physics