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Alexei Vladimir "Alex" Filippenko is an American astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. Filippenko graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979 and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology in 1984, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He was a postdoctoral Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley and was subsequently appointed to a faculty position at the same institution. He was later named a Miller Research Professor for Spring 1996 and Spring 2005, and he is now a Senior Miller Fellow. His research focuses on supernovae and active galaxies at optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared wavelengths, as well as on black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and the expansion of the Universe.

Alex Filippenko
Born
Alexei Vladimir Filippenko

(1958-07-25) July 25, 1958 (age 63)
Oakland, California, United States
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1979)
California Institute of Technology (Ph.D. 1984)
Known forStudies of supernovae, active galaxies, black holes, accelerating expansion of the Universe
Spouse(s)Noelle Filippenko
Children4
AwardsNewton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy
Guggenheim Fellowship
Gruber Prize in Cosmology
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Carnegie/CASE National Professor of the Year
Richard H. Emmons Award
Robert M. Petrie Prize
Richtmyer Memorial Award
Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization
Scientific career
FieldsAstrophysics
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
ThesisPhysical conditions in low-luminosity active galactic nuclei (1984)
Doctoral advisorWallace L. W. Sargent
Other academic advisorsStanton J. Peale[1]
Hyron Spinrad
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In 2011, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the accelerating universe. He has worked as an astronomy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been on series such as The Universe on The History Channel.

Alexei Filippenko Family life

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He married a woman named Noelle and has children named Simon and Zoe.

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Alexei Filippenko Before Fame

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He was born in Oakland and received his doctorate in 1984 at the California Institute of Technology.

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He received the U.S. Professor of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in 2006.

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He shared the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics as well as the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with colleague Brian Schmidt .

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Facts About Alexei Filippenko

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● Alexei Filippenko was born on July 25, 1958 (age 64) in California, United States
● He is a celebrity astrophysicist
● He joined tvshows named The Universe (2007 – 2015) and Genius by Stephen Hawking (2016)
● His popular book is Understanding the Universe - An Introduction to Astronomy
● In His career, Alexei Filippenko has achieved a Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
● He attended California Institute of Technology (1984), University of California, Santa Barbara (1979), Dos Pueblos High School
● His spouse is Noelle Filippenko



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