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Riess to deliver Kaufmanis Lecture

Adam Riess
Adam Riess

Nobel Laureate Adam Riess will deliver the Kaufmanis Public Lecture on April 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the McNamara Alumni Center. Riess will speak on the topic of "Supernovae Reveal an Accelerating Universe."

Riess, who is a Professor at John Hopkins University and a member of the Space Telescope Science Institute won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011 for discovering that expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating, implying in the simplest interpretation, that the energy density is non-vanishing, even in the absence of any matter and radiation.

The Kaufmanis Lecture is presented in memory of beloved Professor of Astronomy Karlis Kaufmanis, bringing distinguished scientists to the campus to provide public lectures on the latest hot topics in research.

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