A Prize Well Won


Image via Huffington Post


The Nobel Prize in Physics was announced today.  Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess get to share the honor for their amazing research which shows that the universe is expanding.

Phenomenal and awesome are some words that come to mind.  And the fact that our universe is growing larger as I type fills me with a comforting sense of excitement, and a peaceful sense that all will be well in the world.

There are more good space images and articles on the prize and the laureates here and here.  

And if the last two slow posts that I have made cause you to wonder if I am becoming a scientist, I must sadly disappoint.  But if you do know of a good book (for the non scientist/physicist types like myself) on quantum physics, I’ll be happy to learn of your recommendation in a comment here.



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