Protected: Saul Perlmutter

Saul Perlmutter is a 2011 Nobel Laureate, sharing the prize in physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe. He is a professor of physics at UC Berkeley, where he holds the Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabby Chair, and a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

He is the leader of the international Supernova Cosmology Project, director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and executive director of the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics. His interest in teaching scientific-style critical thinking led to the development of interdisciplinary courses for undergraduates, “Sense and Sensibility and Science and Physics & Music.”

An author of hundreds of articles on cosmology, professor Perlmutter has also written popular articles and appeared in numerous PBS, Discovery Channel, and BBC documentaries. In addition to other awards and honorary doctorates, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Perlmutter currently serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. His forthcoming book, Third Millennium Thinking: Creating Sense in a World of Nonsense, will be published in March 2024.