Saul Perlmutter and family
Saul Perlmutter with his wife Laura Nelson and daughter Noa after the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony on Dec. 10, 2011. (Photo by Lina Göransson, © The Nobel Foundation 2011)

When last we left Saul Perlmutter in these pages, he had just received the phone call informing him that he would be sharing the Nobel Prize in Physics. The astrophysicist (and graduate alumnus — Ph.D. ’89) has since collected the Prize from the Swedish king in Stockholm. Robert Sanders of campus Media Relations, who is himself a grad alum in physics, summed it up this way: 

University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab physicist Saul Perlmutter was feted in Stockholm, Sweden, before receiving his Nobel Prize medal on Saturday, December 10, during a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

Accompanied by his wife, Laura Nelson, and daughter, Noa, Perlmutter and the other newly named Nobelists, their families, friends and colleagues arrived in Stockholm for the start of festivities on Tuesday, December 6. The  following day, Perlmutter delivered the traditional Nobel Lecture in the Aula Magna at Stockholm University, along with lectures by his physics prize co-winners, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess.

Saul Perlmutter received his Nobel Prize
Saul Perlmutter received his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Dec. 10, 2011. (Photo by Lina Göransson, © The Nobel Foundation 2011)

The awards ceremony on Saturday was followed by a gala banquet at the Stockholm City Hall, where guests were entertained by the Romeo & Juliet Choir.

The official Nobel Week program concluded on Monday, December 12, with individual visits by the laureates to the Nobel Foundation.

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