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Nicholas B. Suntzeff

American astronomer and cosmologist

1952   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Stanford University, University of California, Santa Cruz
occupation: astronomer, physicist
award received: Fellow of the American Physical Society, Jefferson Science Fellow, Robert J. Trumpler Award

Nicholas B. Suntzeff (born November 22, 1952, San Francisco) is an American University Distinguished Professor and holds the Mitchell/Heep/Munnerlyn Chair of Observational Astronomy in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University where he is Director of the Astronomy Program. He is an observational astronomer specializing in cosmology, supernovae, stellar populations, and astronomical instrumentation. With Brian Schmidt he founded the High-z Supernova Search Team, which was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011 to Schmidt and Adam Riess.
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