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AIP Congratulates the Winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics:Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess

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Melville, NY, October 4, 2011 — AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (, would like to congratulate Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess on winning the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae. The announcement came today from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.

"The discoveries of Perlmutter, Schmidt, and Riess transform our view of the universe today, and serve as a jumping-off point for numerous researchers going forward as well," said AIP Publisher Mark Cassar. "This also holds true for the body of work they've published in a broad range of AIP publications, which provides a foundation for a whole generation of scientists to build on. We are honored to count the newest Nobel Laureates among our authors, and in recognition of their important work, we're making articles they've published with AIP available free of charge."

Saul Perlmutter, who co-founded the landmark Supernova Cosmology Project in 1988, co-authored an article in AIP's Review of Scientific Instruments ( that same year titled, "Automated search for supernova explosions." The article's abstract begins, "We describe the design and construction of a new search for supernovae…," which can be seen in retrospect as part of the basis for his prize-winning work. His articles have also appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings and AIP's flagship magazine Physics Today.

Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess also have been active contributors to AIP Conference Proceedings for more than 10 years, publishing articles that delve deeply into supernovae, dark energy, and the accelerating universe.

Every journal, proceedings, and magazine article that AIP has published by these Nobel Laureates is currently accessible free of charge at

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