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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.

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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.

 

 

The  laureates in Astrophysics 2012: From left: David Jewitt, Jane Luu and Michael Edwards Brown. Photo: ScanpixThe laureates in Astrophysics 2012: From left: David Jewitt, Jane Luu and Michael Edwards Brown. Photo: Scanpix
Jerry Nelson, Ray Wilson and Roger Angel recieves the 2010 Kavli Prize in AstrophysicsJerry Nelson, Ray Wilson and Roger Angel recieves the 2010 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics from H.M King Harald
 Maarten Schmidt and Donald Lynden-Bell receive the first Kavli Prize in astrophysics from Crown Prince Haakon. (Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/Scanpix) Maarten Schmidt and Donald Lynden-Bell receive the first Kavli Prize in astrophysics from Crown Prince Haakon. (Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/Scanpix)

Astrophysics - An Overview:

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Video-resources:

Introduction to Observational Astrophysics:

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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:

What is dark matter and dark energy? Is ours the only univers, and is there a unified theory for all particles and forces? Theoretical physics seeks answers fundemental to understanding our existence.

What is dark matter and dark energy? Is ours the
only univers, and is there a unified theory for all
particles and forces? Theoretical physics seeks
answers fundemental to understanding our
existence.

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