Matthew Johnson is co-recipient of third prize in 2014 Buchalter Cosmology Prize Competition

First Annual Buchalter Cosmology Prize Recognizes Innovative Ideas and Discoveries

Seattle, WA – January 6, 2015 (9:20 AM PST) – The winners of the 2014 Buchalter Cosmology Prize were announced today at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Washington. The annual prize, created by Dr. Ari Buchalter in 2014, seeks to reward new ideas or discoveries that have the potential to produce a breakthrough advance in our understanding of the origin, structure, and evolution of the universe.

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The $2,500 Third Prize was awarded to Dr. Carroll Wainwright of the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) and Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz; Dr. Matthew Johnson of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics; Dr. Hiranya Peiris of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London; Dr. Anthony Aguirre of the SCIPP and Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz; Dr. Luis Lehner of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics; and Dr. Steven Liebling of the Department of Physics at Long Island University, for their work entitled “Simulating the Universe(s): from Cosmic Bubble Collisions to Cosmological Observables with Numerical Relativity”, published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics and recognized by the judging panel as “a significant advance in linking theoretical predictions with potentially observable signatures of bubble universes in a multiverse cosmology.” read more...