A Johns Hopkins University professor was one of three scientists awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering that the universe is expanding at a faster and faster rate, contrary to science’s conventional wisdom, the Huffington Post reports. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Adam Riess, an astronomy and physics professor at the university, won the prize with fellow American Saul Perlmutter and U.S.-Australian citizen Brian Schmidt. Perlmutter heads the Supernova Cosmology Project at the University of California, Berkeley. Schmidt is the head of the High-z Supernova Search Team at the Australian National University in Weston Creek, Australia……Read More
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The world’s best universities: QS list
The top two universities in the world are both in Cambridge — but on different sides of the pond. University of Cambridge in England occupies the No. 1 spot in QS’s list of the world’s best universities. Following it is Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass, the Huffington Post reports. American universities dominate the list, with University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania and MIT, among others, earning top grades. Research company QS has been ranking universities worldwide since 2004. Their global survey of 2,000 colleges takes into account reputation, faculty citations, student-faculty ratio and international population. See more on their methodology here……Read More