Deadline: 2019-09-30 Award: $17,500 in prizes Open to: PhD students and graduates*
The mission of the Buchalter Cosmology Prize prize is to stimulate ground-breaking theoretical, observational, or experimental work, specifically around theories, observations, or methods, that challenge, extend, or illuminate current cosmological models and/or help explain the cosmic expansion from first principles.
The ultimate goal is to help spur the formulation of a broader cosmological theory that explains current observations, puts forth testable new predictions, and fundamentally advances our understanding of physics.
Submissions must be original and innovative work in cosmology that puts forth either new theories, new observations, or new methods that have the potential to produce a breakthrough advance beyond our present understanding of the standard cosmological model and currently-accepted paradigms.
Three prizes will be awarded for the 2019 Buchalter Cosmology Prize (assuming at least as many qualifying submissions are received). The prize amounts will be as follows:
First Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $2,500
If a winning paper has multiple authors, the prize will be split equally among the authors.