The 2021 Gruber Prize for Cosmology: Marc Kamionkowski, Uroš Seljak &Matias Zaldarriaga

I’ve just heard via the IAU newsletter that the 2021 Gruber Prize for Cosmology has been awarded to Marc Kamionkowski, Uroš Seljak and Matias Zaldarriaga (from left to right in the picture). Congratulations to them on a well-deserved honour!

In brief the prize is awarded for their contributions to the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and the early Universe. The three recipients of the prize developed techniques to use observations of the CMB to derive information about the early Universe, including some classic work in the 1990s developing the CMBFAST code for calculating properties of the CMB and seminal papers on the polarization of the CMB published in 1997 here and here that did a huge amount to advance that as the important topic it remains this day.

For a fuller description see the press release here.

One Response to “The 2021 Gruber Prize for Cosmology: Marc Kamionkowski, Uroš Seljak &Matias Zaldarriaga”

  1. Good choices.

    Maybe they will update their PR photos so that they look less glum after having won the prze. 🙂

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