Fortschritte der Physik

Cover image for Vol. 63 Issue 3-4

Editor: Dieter Lüst, Wolfgang Schleich (Co-Editor)

Online ISSN: 1521-3978

Associated Title(s): Annalen der Physik

60_1-2/2012Cover Picture: Fortschritte der Physik 1–2 / 2012

The picture on the cover page in 2012 shows a supernova of type Ia. The precise measurements of such massive star eruptions led the three astrophysicists Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmitt and Adam Riess to the conclusion that the universe is nowadays expanding faster than expected. For this discovery the three physicists were honored by the Nobel Prize of the year 2011.

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