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Saul Perlmutter

American,  Scientist
Total Quotes : 26
Dark Good Company Puzzled

If you're puzzled by what dark energy is, you're in good company.

- Saul Perlmutter

I Am Excited Delighted

I am delighted, excited, and deeply honored.

- Saul Perlmutter

Possibilities Behind

If you ask almost any of them, 'Do you stand behind your theory? Is this the answer?' I think almost everyone would say, 'No, no, no. I'm just trying to expand the range of possibilities.' We really don't know what's going on.

- Saul Perlmutter

Country Spirit Team Spirit

As a scientist, you feel a sense of team spirit for your country but you also have a sense of team spirit for the international community.

- Saul Perlmutter

Air Like Little Bit

What we were seeing was a little bit like throwing the apple up in the air and seeing it blast off into space.

- Saul Perlmutter

Chance Discovered Revisit

From our point of view, the most exciting thing would be if we discovered something really fundamental in our understanding was just off a bit - and that now we have a chance to revisit it.

- Saul Perlmutter

Ask Fundamental Questions

Astronomers ought to be able to ask fundamental questions without accelerators.

- Saul Perlmutter

Big Big Surprise Expanding

The original project began because we know the universe is expanding. Everybody had assumed that gravity would slow down the expansion of the universe and everything would come to a halt and collapse. The big surprise was it was actually speeding up.

- Saul Perlmutter

Nobel Prize Call Nobel

Nobody really expects a Nobel Prize call.

- Saul Perlmutter

Big However Expanding

For almost a century, the Universe has been known to be expanding as a consequence of the Big Bang about 14 billion years ago. However, the discovery that this expansion is accelerating is astounding. If the expansion will continue to speed up, the Universe will end in ice.

- Saul Perlmutter

Dwell Too Tend

I tend not to dwell too much on ultimates.

- Saul Perlmutter

My Life Perfect Parking

I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot.

- Saul Perlmutter

Fact Prize Whole

It's an unusual opportunity, a chance for so many people to share in the excitement and the fun of the fact that we may be on to hints as to what the Universe is made out of. I guess the whole point of a prize like this is to be able to get that out into the community.

- Saul Perlmutter

Remarkably Three-Quarters

We have a remarkably complete picture in many ways - and it could be that we're not accounting for something that's almost three-quarters of the entire universe.

- Saul Perlmutter

Cold Ending Fiery

It is a tough choice between ending up in the cold or ending up in a fiery blast.

- Saul Perlmutter

Expect Faster Expanding

You might expect gravity would slow it down, but it's just expanding faster and faster.

- Saul Perlmutter

Interesting Want Felt

It's interesting to wake up at 3 in the morning by someone saying they're a reporter and they want to know how you feel. I felt fine, but I said, 'Well, why do you ask?'

- Saul Perlmutter

Chance Fate Seemed

It seemed like my favourite kind of job - a wonderful chance to ask something absolutely fundamental: the fate of the Universe and whether the Universe was infinite or not.

- Saul Perlmutter

Other Some Works

So it's possible that someday, by understanding a little bit more about how the world works, it will come back to help us in some other way that will be surprising.

- Saul Perlmutter

Parking Campus About

Probably the single most important thing about the Nobel Prize for most people is whether they get the coveted parking space on campus.

- Saul Perlmutter