You are here

Supernovae, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe

On January 13, 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory senior scientist Dr. Saul Perlmutter spoke with Energy Department staff about his research that earned him a 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.

UPDATED with video from the event.

Science and technology are at the heart of the Department of Energy’s mission, and it shows: Research supported by our Office of Science has led to more than 100 Nobel Prizes.
Dr. Saul Perlmutter, a senior scientist at the Office of Science’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - along with Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess – won the Nobel Prize in 2011 for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.
That discovery shook the foundations of physics, and made us see our world in an entirely different way. It revealed a powerful, still-mysterious phenomena known as dark energy, and it opened new horizons, new possibilities for discovery.
This Friday, January 13th, at 10:00 a.m. EST, Dr. Perlmutter will give a special presentation titled, “Supernovae, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe: How the Energy Department Helped to Win (yet another) Nobel Prize.”
So please join us at this Friday, for a notable webcast from our latest Nobel winner.