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"Gang of Four" receives $500 000 Gruber Cosmology Prize for reconstructing how the Universe grew

1 Jun 2011, 13:00 UTC
"Gang of Four" receives $500 000 Gruber Cosmology Prize for reconstructing how the Universe grew

Four astronomers who found a way to model the growth of the Universe are the recipients of the 2011 Cosmology Prize from The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. Marc Davis, a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at the University of California at Berkeley (USA); George Efstathiou, the director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology in Cambridge (UK); Carlos Frenk, the director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University (UK); and Simon White, a director of the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching (Germany) will share the $500 000 award.

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