Nobel Laureate Adam Riess Named 22nd Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Prof. Adam Riess, an internationally renowned observational cosmologist working on the measurement of the expansion of the universe and a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

The professorships are supported by a $350 million gift to the university by Johns Hopkins alumnus, philanthropist, and three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The majority of this gift is dedicated to creating 50 new interdisciplinary professorships, galvanizing people, resources, research, and educational opportunities to address major world problems.