The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and the Department of Physics are hosting a special colloquium on Friday October 15 at 4:00 pm in Assembly Hall, International House.

Speaker: Charles Steidel (California Institute of Technology), 2010 Gruber Prize winner
Title: "Observations of Structure Formation in the Adolescent Universe"

The lecture will be proceeded by the Gruber Cosmology Prize presentation ceremony.
All are invited to the event.
Charles Steidel, 2010 Gruber Cosmology Prize Winner
Gruber Foundation Citation: Beginning with a series of breakthrough discoveries in 1995, Charles Steidel has led the exploration of distant galaxies, dating to an era when the universe was only one-tenth its current age, or about 12 billion years ago. That research not only extended astronomy's reach into the past but expanded cosmology's understanding of how galaxies have formed and evolved throughout the history of the universe.
Gruber Foundation press release
Gruber Cosmology Prize
"Cosmology is the most scientifically rigorous, aesthetically elegant, and the most poetic of the sciences."
Peter Gruber, Chairman of the Board
The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation

The Cosmology Prize honors a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific philosopher for theoretical, analytical, conceptual or observational discoveries leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of the universe.

Since 2001, the Cosmology Prize has been cosponsored by the International Astronomical Union.

The Cosmology Prize acknowledges and encourages further exploration in a field that shapes the way we perceive and comprehend our universe. In doing so, the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation seeks to extend the pioneering legacy of, among others, Plato and Aristotle; Ptolemy and Copernicus; Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo; Newton and Halley; Einstein and Hubble.

The gold medal and unrestricted $500,000 cash prize are presented annually.