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Hopkins Astronomer Wins Einstein Medal

Hopkins Astronomer Wins Einstein Medal

A 1998 discovery by a Johns Hopkins University professor gained international recognition

with the 2011 Einstein Medal from the

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, located in Bern, Switzerland.

, an astronomer at the

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(STScI) and a professor in physics and astronomy at JHU, discovered the first direct evidence of

while simultaneously revealing that the universe's rate of expansion is speeding up, not slowing down as previously thought. The Einstein Medal, first awarded to Stephen Hawking in 1979, recognizes work related to Albert Einstein's theories and accomplishments.

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