2010 Gruber Cosmology Prize Citation

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation proudly presents the 2010 Cosmology Prize to Charles Steidel for his groundbreaking studies of the distant Universe.

Professor Steidel pioneered the techniques needed to find young galaxies and led the efforts that have opened a direct observational window to a time when the Universe was only about one tenth of its current age.

This breakthrough has allowed us to witness first-hand the dramatic transformation galaxies undergo throughout their lives, and has revolutionized, challenged, and inspired our current understanding of how structures form and evolve in the Universe.