Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe.
He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the expansion is accelerating. It had long been assumed it was slowing.
The award, the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, was presented Sunday at a gala in California's Silicon Valley that was hosted by Seth MacFarlane and attended by other Hollywood stars.
"The magic of science is to see for the first time something that nobody's ever known or seen before," Riess said in a statement.