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Brian P. Schmidt

AKA Brian Paul Schmidt

Born: 24-Feb-1967
Birthplace: Missoula, MT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer, Physicist

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Accelerating universe

Father: Dana Schmidt (ichthyologist)
Mother: Donna Schmidt (d. 2009 lung cancer)
Wife: Jennifer Gordon (economist, m. 1992)
Son: Kieran (b. 1994)

    High School: Bartlett High School, Anchorage, AK (1985)
    University: BS Astronomy, University of Arizona (1989)
    University: BS Physics, University of Arizona (1989)
    University: MA Astronomy, Harvard University (1992)
    University: PhD Astronomy, Harvard University (1993)
    Scholar: Astrophysics, Harvard University (1993-94)
    Fellow: Astrophysics, Australian National University (1995-2003)
    Scholar: Astronomer, Mount Stromlo Observatory (1995-)
    Lecturer: Astrophysics, Australian National University (1996-2004)
    Professor: Distinguished Professor, Australian National University (2010-)

    Malcolm McIntosh Award for Physical Science (2000)
    AAS J.L. Pawsey Medal (2001)
    Shaw Prize in Astronomy (2006) with Saul Perlmutter and Adam G. Riess
    Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2007) with Perlmutter
    Nobel Prize for Physics (2011) with Perlmutter and Riess
    Astronomical Society of Australia (2001)
    Australian Academy of Science (2008)
    Australian Research Council Fellowship (2003-
    International Astronomical Union
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1999)
    NASA Research Fellowship (1992-93)
    National Academy of Sciences Foreign Member (2008)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society University of Arizona (1989)
    Smithsonian Institution Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1993-94)
    Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences Foreign Member (2008)
    American Ancestry
    Naturalized Australian Citizen

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