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TMT's Jerry Nelson Honored with Franklin Institute Award
December 19th, 2011 TMT Partners News

If the success of the people behind the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is any measure, this planned next-generation astronomical observatory looks set to accomplish a great deal. The latest accolade is the awarding of a 2012 Franklin Institute Award in electrical engineering to the TMT project scientist, Jerry Nelson. The winners were...

TMT Director in Japan Receives Toray Gold Medal
September 6th, 2011 TMT Partners News

Masanori Iye, the director of the TMT project office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Toray Science and Technology Prize.

Aloha, Mr. Roboto: TMT Powers Up Hawaiian Student Robotics Teams
July 5th, 2011 Education & Outreach

Although known for its gorgeous beaches and aloha lifestyle, the state of Hawaii is also home to a host of impressive and successful student robotics programs. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project is sponsoring several of these robotics clubs with the goal of encouraging fun and learning today that can translate into careers in science and technology tomorrow.

A Dark and Stormy Night
June 20th, 2011 Education & Outreach

Sandra Dawson presents the Universe Tonight monthly talk.

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2010 Kavli Prizes - TMT Project Scientist Honored
June 7th, 2011

At the White House today, President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office with the seven U.S. recipients of the 2010 Kavli Prizes to recognize and honor their seminal contributions to the three fields for which the Prizes are awarded -- astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

Steidel to Receive 2010 Cosmology Prize of Gruber Foundation
June 16th, 2010

Charles Steidel, the Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology and co-chair of the Thirty Meter Telescope Science Advisory Committee, is the recipient of the 2010 Cosmology Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation in recognition of his revolutionary studies of the most distant galaxies in the Universe.

TMT Project Scientist Jerry Nelson Wins Kavli Prize in Astrophysics
June 6th, 2010

Jerry Nelson, project scientist for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will share the $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with two other researchers for their innovations in the field of telescope design. Nelson’s engineering and scientific innovations enabled the building of a new class of large telescopes that revolutionized the science of astronomy.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Commits $200 Million Support for Thirty Meter Telescope
December 5th, 2007

The California Institute of Technology and the University of California have received a $200 million commitment over nine years from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation toward the further development and construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Funding under this commitment will be shared equally between the two universities, with matching gifts from the two institutions expected to bring the total to $300 million. When built, TMT...

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