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2017 Gruber Cosmology Conference

On October 13, the 2017 Gruber Cosmology Prize was presented to

Sandra Faber

for her groundbreaking studies of the structure, dynamics, and evolution of galaxies.

In celebration of the 2017 prize, The Gruber Foundation and the Yale Departments of Astronomy and Physics will host a one-day conference on Friday, October 13, at Yale, from 10:00 am to 5:15 pm. The presentation of the 2017 Cosmology Prize will happen at 4:00 pm, and will be immediately followed by Dr. Faber’s lecture “Our Universe: Past and Future.”

Luce Hall Auditorium, Yale University,
34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT

Conference theme: "Celebrating What We Have Learned in Galaxy Formation"


  • 9:30-10:00: Registration, Coffee
  • 10:00-10:10: Introductory Remarks
  • 10:10-10:50: Rob Kennicutt (Institute of Astronomy)
  • 10:50-11:30: Risa Wechsler (Stanford)
  • 11:30-12:10: Andrew MacFadyen (NYU)
  • 12:10-1:25: Lunch
  • 1:30-2:10: Jenny Greene (Princeton)
  • 2:10-2:50: Pieter van Dokkum (Yale)
  • 2:50-3:30: Karl Gebhardt (UT Austin)
  • 3:30-4:00: Coffee
  • 4:00-4:15: 2017 Gruber Cosmology Prize Ceremony
  • 4:15-5:15: Gruber Lecture by Sandra Faber (UC Santa Cruz, Lick Observatory)

Registration is free, but required for attendance. You must have an institutional affiliation to register. Registration is capped at 150 due to the size of the conference room.

Register here:

We look forward to seeing you in New Haven!

Marla Geha
Sarah Hreha
Nikhil Padmanabhan


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