October 4, 2011
Nobel Prizes winner for physics, Saul Perlmutter, smiles Tuesday as he poses with his daughter’s telescope at his home in Berkeley, Calif. after hearing he had won. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said American Perlmutter would share the $1.5 million award with U.S.-Australian Brian Schmidt and U.S. scientist Adam Riess.
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Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace, a stunning revelation that suggests the cosmos could be headed for a colder, bleaker future, nearly devoid of light.