January 23, 2012

Nobel laureate Adam Riess to give Provost’s Lecture at APL

Nobel laureate Adam Riess, a professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins and a staff member of the Space Telescope Science Institute, is the next speaker in the Provost’s Lecture Series, which takes place this week at APL.

Riess will discuss “Dark Energy and the Cosmic Expansion History” and review a number of recent experiments, including improvements in the determination of the Hubble constant using a new infrared array on the Hubble Space Telescope and a three-year search for the most distant exploding stars, perhaps among the very first supernovae in the universe.

His talk begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, in the Kossiakoff Center Auditorium. A Q&A session and reception will follow. Those planning to attend should RSVP to ProvostRSVP@jhu.edu.