2014 Gruber Cosmology Prize & Conference

The 2014 Gruber Cosmology Prize will be presented to

Jaan Einasto, Kenneth Freeman, R. Brent Tully & Sidney van den Bergh

 for their pioneering contributions to the understanding of the structure and composition of the nearby Universe.
The Prize Ceremony
 will be followed by the Gruber Lecture by the recipients: “Cosmology Up Close”

October 1, 4:00-5:15 pm, Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect St, New Haven

The lecture will also be live streamed and can be watched at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrVArvp4tsw   

For further information, or to RSVP for the Ceremony and Lecture, email: sarah.hreha@gruber.yale.edu


In celebration of the prize, The Gruber Foundation and the Yale Departments of Astronomy and Physics will host a one-day conference on Thursday, October 2 at Yale, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The conferene will take place at the Yale School of Management, Evans Hall Room 4410.

"Cosmology on Scales Small and Large" will have the goal of discussing challenges and future directions in cosmology.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
  • Jaan Einasto (Tartu Observatory)
  • Douglas Finkbeiner (Harvard University)
  • Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University)
  • Jim Peebles (Princeton University)
  • Brent Tully (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
  • Neal Weiner (New York University)
The schedule for the day is as follows:

   9:15 - 10:00am      Coffee

10:00 - 10:15am      Welcome (Meg Urry, Patricia Gruber)

10:15 - 10:50am      Peebles

10:50 - 11:25am      Einasto

11:25 - 12:00pm      Arkani-Hamed

12:00 - 1:30pm        Lunch 

1:30 - 2:05pm          Tully

2:05 - 2:40pm          Johnston

2:40 - 3:15pm          Coffee

3:15 - 3:50pm          Finkbeiner

3:50 - 4:30pm          Weiner

There is no registration fee, but we do require conference attendees to register at:  http://bit.ly/1t0h05Z 

We look forward to seeing you in New Haven!

  • Marla Geha
  • Nikhil Padmanabhan
  • Pieter van Dokkum
  • Meg Urry
  • Sarah Hreha

(for the organizing committee) 



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