Professor Alex Szalay is one of three recipients of the 2020 Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize. The award is in recognition of Professor Szalay’s “pioneering work on demonstrating that the Dark Matter in the Universe might be a neutral, weakly interacting particle and for his contributions to data-driven, statistical cosmology.”
The Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize is one of the important awards in astronomy/astrophysics and related sciences. It is awarded to outstanding scientists having significant contribution in physical-mathematical sciences from any country and nationality. The Prize has been awarded once every two years since 2010.