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Brian Schmidt

Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University

1989, undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics, University of Arizona; 1992, Master's and 1993, PhD in Astronomy, Harvard University. Currently, Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Astronomy, Australian National University. Fellow: Australian Academy of Science; United States Academy of Science; Royal Society. 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating; recipient, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for this discovery. Companion of the Order of Australia (2013).