Our favorite local Nobel Prize winner, Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Adam Riess,  traveled to Stockholm to pick up his medal and diploma last weekend.  He got to wear a tuxedo and shake hands with the king of Sweden — excuse me, His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, king of Sweden in these great photos taken by his sister, Dr. Gail Saltz. 

Have you ever seen an actual Nobel Prize?  It looks a little like a New Age sympathy card, but with gorgeous calligraphy.  More photos here; watch Riess’s Nobel lecture here.