Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sweeten

His Coat and Tails

Trying on his coat and tails for the Nobel Prize ceremony

A few weeks ago my lovely husband, Ivan, got a phone call from the Nobel Laureate, Saul Perlmutter. Except when Ivan knew him 15 years ago, Dr. Perlmutter was not a Nobel Laureate, he was just Saul... a professor that Ivan worked with at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (aka, the Berkeley Labs). With his wicked Fortran programming skills :), as an undergraduate Ivan worked with Saul, writing software that would eventually be built upon to assist in discovering the speed in which our universe is expanding. Ivan worked on this project for many years, as a lone engineer amongst academics until the private sector called with more room for advancement and financial rewards.

A wonderful thing happened this past October. The project that Ivan worked on, The Supernovae Cosmology Project, won the Nobel Prize in Physics for Dr. Perlmutter... and thus the phone call to Ivan, with an invitation to attend the ceremony in Stockholm to recognize and thank him for his contribution.

This incredible, loving husband, father, brother, son and friend will be crossing the ocean today to be recognized for his work in discovering the expansiveness of the universe. We will miss him as he will be away from us for a week, but there are not enough words to describe our pride in him.

We love you, Ivan. You are amazing, you are cherished and we are proud to be yours.

Congratulations, My Love.

Sweeten


11 comments:

Nicola said...

So impressed and proud of him to. What a huge deal, Ivan. Congratulations!

Fabs said...

Oh my goodness! I would be parading my peacock feathers of proud as well, you must all be beaming!!

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

You know how excited I am already but it's still just so, so amazing so I have to say it again - Congrats Ivan!!! and Matteo... that note made me fall even more in love with you... K , too! ;)

Less than 3 billion +4 <3

rainblissed said...

Gasp! I'm not sure what is more stunning - the news, the trip or that photo of Ivan. Congratulations to you all! How fabulous!! Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season!!

Megan (BehindTheForestDoor) said...

Huge congrats to you all! I hope he enjoys his time in Sweeten :)

Joy said...

How exciting for Ivan and your family! Love both photos to pieces. :) xoxoxo

Jenna said...

Congratulations, what an honor!!! Love your photograph too (a stunner, as usual).

Jessica said...

How exciting--congratulations to Ivan (and of course, your whole family who loves him so dearly)!

Grace said...

I'm so thrilled for all of you! xo

Micha said...

Wow, that is great! I hope zour husband is back now from Sweeten and had a great time! Have a wonderful christmas time!
Best wishes, Micha

Manni King said...

Good day! Nice post, the best.