Credits : CNES / R. Barranco
The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2018
is awarded to
for his contributions to astronomy in the infrared to submillimetre spectralrange. He detected the cosmic far-infrared background from past star-forming galaxies, and proposed aromatic hydrocarbon molecules as a constituent of interstellar matter. With the Planck space mission, he has dramatically advanced our knowledge of cosmology in the presence of interstellar matter foregrounds.
14 May 2018