Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"9 Scientists Get $3M Each In Billionaire Milner's Physics Prize"

Another from Eric Savitz at Forbes:
Nine scientists have received $3 million awards from the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, a new not-for-profit created by the billionaire investor Yuri Milner.

In an announcements this morning, the foundation said it is dedicated to ”advancing our knowledge of the universe at the deepest level by awarding annual prizes for scientific breakthroughs, as well as communicating the excitement of fundamental physics to the public.”

The awards dramatically exceed the financial payout from the Nobel Prizes, and in fact instantly become what Milner believes are the richest prizes in fundamental sciences....MORE