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Schmidt joins top national wine science body

Nobel prizewinning astronomer and Canberra region winemaker Brian Schmidt will join the board of the Australian Wine Research Institute as a director in 2014.

The news was tweeted by the institute on 12 December, and has caused more than a ripple of excitement.

Schmidt shared the Nobel prize for physics in 2011 with United States colleagues Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess for providing proof that the rate of expansion of the universe is accelerating.

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