Brian Schmidt receives a A.M. in Astronomy at Harvard University.
Brian Schmidt becomes Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University and is currently leading the SkyMapper telescope Project and the Southern Sky Survey.
Brian Schmidt, Saul Perlmutter and Adam G. Riess receive the Novel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae."
After moving to Alaska with his family at the age of 13, Brian Schmidt graduates from Bartlett High School in 1985. Simultaneously he works at the US National Weather Service. However this work is not exciting enough and thus he decides to study astronomy.
The High-Z Supernova Search Team around Brian Schmidt firstly presents its theory that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating, which is contrary to any current theory that the expansion decelerates. In 1998 the Science Magazine calls this discovery 'Breakthrough of the Year'.
On February 24, 1967 Brian Schmidt is born as the only child to his parents in Missoula, Montana.
Under the supervision of Robert P. Kirshner, Brian Schmidt successfully gains his Phedra ("Type II Supernovae, Expanding Photospheres, and the Extragalactic Distance Scale") from Harvard University.
In 1994 Nicholas Suntzeff and Brian Schmidt found the High-Z Supernova Search Team with the objective of measuring the expansion of the universe.
After receiving his PhD, Brian Schmidt stays for nearly two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. There he falls in love with economics student Jenny Gordon. In 1994 they move to Australia, her home country.
In 1989 Brian Schmidt earns his Bachelor in Physics and Astronomy at University of Arizona.