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Biographical entry Schmidt, Brian (1967 - )

Born
24 February 1967
Missoula, Montana, United States of America
Occupation
Astrophysicist and Educator

Summary

Brian Schmidt is an astrophysicist based at the Australian National University Mount Stromlo Observatory (Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics).

He is a Distinguished Professor and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

In 2011 Schmidt and his research partners, Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter, received the Nobel Prize for Physics for their use of supernovae as probes to discover that the rate at which the universe expands is accelerating.

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Events

1989
Education - Completed Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Bachelor of Science (Astronomy), University of Arizona
1992
Education - Completed Masters in Astronomy, Harvard University
1993
Education - Completed PhD in Astronomy, Harvard University
1993 - 1994
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
1995 - 1997
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories (MSSSO)
1997 - 1999
Career position - Appointed Research Fellow at the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories (MSSSO)
1999 - 2002
Career position - Appointed Fellow in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (MSSSO, Australian National University)
2000
Award - Recipient of the Australian Government's Malcolm McIntosh Prize
2000
Award - Recipient of Harvard University's Bok Prize
2001
Award - Recipient of the Australian Academy of Science's Pawsey Medal
2002
Award - Recipient of the Vainu Bappu Medal of the Astronomical Society of India
2003 - 2005
Career position - Appointed Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, Australian National University
2005 - 2009
Career position - Appointed Australian Research Council Federation Fellow, Australian National University
2006
Award - Co-recipient of the Shaw Prize in Astronomy
2010 -
Career position - Appointed Distinguished Professor by the Australian National University
2010 -
Career position - Appointed Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Australian National University Australian Research Council Federation Fellow (Australian National University)
2011
Award - Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, 'The Accelerating Universe: a New View of the Universe', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 144, no. 3/4, 2011, pp. 63-90. Details

Online Resources

See also

Rebecca Rigby