Who chooses the Prize recipients?

Award recipients are selected each year from nominations received from around the world. Each prize has a separate panel of experts who serve and then rotate off. The Selection Advisors meet and make a decision after discussion and deliberation. Selection Advisors for Cosmology are nominated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU); Genetics Selection Advisors are nominated by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the Genetics Society of America (GSA); Neuroscience Selection Advisors are nominated by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).