Who will get the Nobel for Dark Energy?

This article outlines the history of the race to determine ΩM

Dark Energy – physicsworld.com

When and if a Nobel prize is eventually awarded to this amazing discovery, the Nobel committee will have to exercise Solomonic judgment in deciding how to apportion the award, to be shared maximally by three individuals, among two teams. For much of the small community helped one team or the other — or both — and the effect of the ambiguities, as most members of the teams are happy to see, is to spread around recognition. The final twist in this dramatic story of fierce competition may be the benevolent irony that the credit ends up going to both teams — in effect, to the entire supernova community.

Published in: on December 31, 2007 at 4:44 pm  Leave a Comment