ann20039 — Announcement

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9 November 2020
Call for Nominations for the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Gruber Foundation is inviting nominations on behalf of individuals whose achievements in cosmology would make them suitable candidates for recognition through the 2021 Gruber International Prize Program.

 Awarded annually, the Gruber Cosmology Prize honours 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. 

Each prize consists of a gold medal which is accompanied by a $500 000 unrestricted monetary award, is intended both to recognise groundbreaking work in each field and to inspire additional efforts that effect fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. Recipients are selected by an international Advisory Board, nominated by the IAU and three other international scientific unions in fields relevant to cosmology.

The Gruber Foundation encourages nominations that reflect the breadth of the fields and the diversity of those working within them.

Nomination forms should be completed and submitted online. The deadline for nominations is 15 December 2020.

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The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together almost 12 000 active professional astronomers from more than 100 countries worldwide. Its mission is to promote and safeguard astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and the surface features on them. Founded in 1919, the IAU is the world's largest professional body for astronomers.



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