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Press Release 11-217
2011 Nobel Prize Winners Announced

New Laureates include NSF-affiliated researchers in Physics and Economics

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Nobel Prize

Five of the 2011 Nobel Laureates have conducted research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF)--Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess received the Nobel Prize in Physics; and Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims received the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Credit: NSF


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Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter describes his Nobel-prize-winning research showing that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate as a result of the mysterious force of dark energy.

Credit: University of California Berkeley

 

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Brian P. Schmidt, one of the winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Adam G. Riess, one of the winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Thomas J. Sargent, one of the winners of the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Christopher A. Sims, one of the winners of the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences.

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