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2013 Gruber Cosmology Prize

During a heady period in the development of the Standard Cosmological Model, Viatcheslav Mukhanov and Alexei Starobinsky provided theories necessary to answer two of the fundamental questions of cosmology:  Why is the structure of the universe so uniform on the largest scales?  Where did the departures from that uniformity—such as galaxies, planets, and people—come from?