Fermilab and University of Chicago scientist Craig Hogan, member of the High-Z Supernova Search Team, has been awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Two teams share the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the most lucrative academic prize in the world. The teams are the Supernova Cosmology Project led by Saul Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley, and the High-Z Supernova Search Team, led by Brian P. Schmidt of Australian National University and Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. Fifty-one total prize recipients will split $3 million.
The prize went to the recipients for “the most unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing, as long had been assumed.”
The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizes major insights into the deepest questions of the universe.