2017 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandra Faber, PhD, of University of California, Santa Cruz, has been a pivotal figure in leading and guiding the exploration of the visible universe through her significant contributions to the innovations in telescope technology. Her work in the studies of the structure, dynamics, and evolution of galaxies has led to the widespread acceptance of the need to study dark matter, to an appreciation of the inextricable relationship between the presence of dark matter and the formation of galaxies, and to the recognition that black holes reside at the heart of most large galaxies.