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February 18, 2016   The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope project begins!
More information can be found here.

November 10, 2014   The Supernova Cosmology Project and High-Z Team share the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics!
More information can be found here.

May 1, 2014   Hubble Astronomers Check the Prescription of a Cosmic Lens
More information can be found here.

January 9, 2013   The Farthest Supernova Yet for Measuring Cosmic History
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October 4, 2011   Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess, and Brian Schmidt share the Nobel Prize! More information can be found here.

February 23, 2011   Saul Perlmutter Wins the Einstein Medal. More information can be found here.

April 9, 2010   The Union2 SNe compilation has been accepted for publication.
Stockholm University Press Release  LBNL Press Release

March 17, 2010   Saul Perlmutter Wins Dickson Prize in Science. More information can be found here.

July 26, 2006   Saul Perlmutter is the winner of the 2006 International Antonio Feltrinelli Prize in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences, awarded once every five years in this field by Italy's Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, one of whose earliest members was Galileo Galilei. For more on this prize go here.



June 21, 2006

Saul Perlmutter, leader of the international Supernova Cosmology Project, and principal investigator of the SuperNova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP) project, has won the Shaw Prize in Astronomy for the discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Perlmutter shares the prize with Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute and Brian Schmidt of Australia's Mount Stromlo Observatory. The presentation ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, in Hong Kong. More on this prize

Science Magazine names The Accelerating Universe "Breakthrough of the Year"

LBNL Press Release



Science Magazine BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR: 2003
Illuminating the Dark Universe