Gruber Prize in Cosmology
The Gruber Prize in Cosmology is one of five international awards made by The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, an American non-profit organization based in the U.S. Virgin Islands with offices in New York City. The Gruber Cosmology Prize was established in 2000 and the annual prize is worth $500,000.
Since 2001, the Gruber Prize in Cosmology has been co-sponsored by the International Astronomical Union.
Recipients are selected by a panel from nominations that are received from around the world.
The Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize honors a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific philosopher for theoretical, analytical or conceptual discoveries leading to a fundamental advances in the field.
The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation honors and encourages educational excellence, social justice and scientific achievements that better the human condition.
- 2013 Viatcheslav Mukhanov and Alexei Starobinsky
- 2012 Charles L. Bennett (Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University) and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Team
- 2011 Simon White, Carlos Frenk, Marc Davis and George Efstathiou
- 2010 Charles Steidel, the Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, in recognition of his revolutionary studies of the most distant galaxies in the universe
- 2009 Wendy Freedman, director of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Pasadena, California; Robert Kennicutt, director of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge in England; and Jeremy Mould, professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Physics
- 2008 J. Richard Bond, director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Cosmology and Gravity Program; Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
- 2007 High-z Supernova Search Team, Supernova Cosmology Project, Brian P. Schmidt and Saul Perlmutter 
- 2006 John Mather (co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics) and the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) Team
- 2005 James E. Gunn principal designer of the Hubble Space Telescope
- 2004 Alan Guth and Andrei Linde
- 2003 Rashid Sunyaev director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik
- 2002 Vera Rubin
- 2001 Lord Martin Rees
- 2000 Allan Sandage and Philip James E. Peebles