High-Z Supernova Search Team Shares the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

November 10, 2014
High-Z Supernova Search Team

Professor Christopher Stubbs is a member of the High-Z Supernova Search Team which, together with the the Supernova Cosmology Project, have been awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics "for the most unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing as had been long assumed."

The Breakthrough Prizes aim to celebrate scientists and generate excitement about the pursuit of science as a career. Laureates of all prizes are chosen by Selection Committees, which are comprised of prior recipients of the prizes. The Selection Committee for the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics included Nima Arkani-Hamed, Lyn Evans, Fabiola Gianotti, Michael B. Green, Alan Guth, Stephen Hawking, Alexei Kitaev, Maxim Kontsevich, Joseph Incandela, Juan Maldacena, Alexander Polyakov, Nathan Seiberg, Ashoke Sen, John H. Schwarz and Edward Witten.