Canton, NY, Oct 04, 2011 — St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue was in the NCPR studio this morning, just after two Americans and one Australian-American, Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess and Brian Schmidt, were announced as this year's Nobel Prize winners in physics. Their analysis of exploding stars showed that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate.
She and Martha Foley talked about their work and its implications, and about other recent news that neutrinos have been measured at speeds faster than the speed of light. O'Donoghue also gave tips on what to see in the night sky, and how: Jupiter and its moons, with good binoculars. Go to full article