Selected Fields

Future – Astronomy

Future2017 Astronomy

Astronomy in the twenty-first century is showing tremendous growth, development and promise for understanding problems such as the origins of the universe, the structure and dynamics of galaxies, the birth, life, and death of stars and stellar systems, and the demography and formation of planetary systems.  Whether seeking to solve the enigmas of dark matter and dark energy, studying the physics of black holes, neutron stars and stellar explosions, or using electromagnetic radiation, neutrinos, cosmic rays and gravitational waves to perceive, map, and comprehend the world around us, astronomers have developed ingenious observational, computational, and analytic techniques in their quest to unlock the secrets of the cosmos.

The 2017 Dan David Prize in the Future Time Dimension will be awarded to an outstanding individual or organization whose ongoing research is making a groundbreaking contribution to the field of observational or theoretical astronomy.