Saul Perlmutter receives Nobel Prize in Stockholm

Saul Perlmutter receives 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Saul Perlmutter received his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Dec. 10, 2011. (Photo by Lina Göransson, © The Nobel Foundation 2011)

University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab physicist Saul Perlmutter was feted in Stockholm, Sweden, last week before receiving his Nobel Prize medal on Saturday, Dec. 10, during a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

Accompanied by his wife, Laura Nelson, and daughter, Noa, Perlmutter and the other newly named Nobelists, their families, friends and colleagues arrived in Stockholm for the start of festivities on Tuesday, Dec. 6. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Perlmutter delivered the traditional Nobel Lecture in the Aula Magna at Stockholm University, along with lectures by his physics prize co-winners, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess.

The awards ceremony on Saturday was followed by a gala banquet at the Stockholm City Hall, where guests were entertained by the Romeo & Juliet Choir.

The official Nobel Week program concluded on Monday, Dec. 12, with individual visits by the laureates to the Nobel Foundation.

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