Jerry Nelson, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and designer of the revolutionary segmented-mirror Keck telescopes will share the $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with two other researchers for their innovations in the field of telescope design. Nelson’s innovations in the field of telescope design have allowed glimpses of ever more distant and ancient objects and events in the remote corners of the Universe.
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Charles Steidel, the Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, was awarded the 2010 Cosmology Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. The award recognizes Steidel’s revolutionary studies using the W. M. Keck Observatory of the most distant galaxies in the Universe.