The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics
Only in the last century did scientists really begin to understand the physics of the cosmos. Putting eyes to telescopes and pencils to paper, 20th century observers and theorists were the first to grasp the vastness of space and glimpse the diversity of its contents. The points of light rotating overhead at night, those explorers discovered, are to the cosmos as a cover to a book. And the book turned out to be an elaborate mystery story; full of peculiar characters and surprising plot twists, with the ending still unwritten.
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution, and properties of the universe, including the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.
About the Laureates:
Introduction to Observational Astrophysics:
How did the universe begin? When – or for that matter will – it end? Answering questions about our very existence is often at the heart of astrophysics.
Introduction to Theoretical Astrophysics: