Professor Brian Schmidt was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in a formal ceremony in Stockholm on the weekend.
The honour was conferred for Brian’s contribution to the discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate.
Brian was presented with the Prize by Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf XVI. He shared the special event with his family and several members of his research team who flew to Sweden for the ceremony.
Brian has reminded us of the importance of basic research in uncovering big ideas. My warmest congratulations to Brian, his research team and his family.
A video of Brian’s Nobel Lecture is available at: http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1727
A video of his official Nobel interview is available at http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1745