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STScI Astrophysicist Adam Riess Receives MacArthur Fellowship

Release date: Sep 23, 2008 12:01 AM (EDT)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and the Johns Hopkins University among 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2008. Riess is the leader of the seminal study for a team that in 1998 co-discovered "dark energy," a mysterious repulsive force in the universe.