I don't go off-topic too often on Warpstone Flux. But I think that this one deserved a plug. The Nobel Prize in physics this week was awarded to three cosmologists, for the discovery that the Universe was not only expanding, but the expansion was happening at an accelerated rate! When they set out to measure the acceleration, they initially thought that they were going to find a deceleration (since gravity was thought to contract the Universe back down again). Therefore, this result was not only unexpected, but revolutionized the field of cosmological astrophysics and, moreover, suggested the existence of "dark energy".
So congrats to Saul, Brian and Adam! (and particularly Brian -- good on ya! and well-deserved. You may have been surprised, but I don't think too many others in the Australian astronomical community were).