You won’t want to miss the ceremonies later this Month. See the broadcast times at the end of the blog entry.
Life Sciences: Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Yuri Milner announced the winners of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences:
- Cornelia I. Bargmann
- David Botstein
- Lewis C. Cantley
- Hans Clevers
- Napoleone Ferrara
- Titia de Lange
Eric S. Lander
- Charles L. Sawyers
- Bert Vogelstein
- Robert A. Weinberg
- Shinya Yamanaka
each recipient receives $3 Million as their prize.
Mathematics: The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics winners are:
- Simon Donaldson, Stony Brook University and Imperial College London.
- Maxim Kontsevich, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.
- Jacob Lurie, Harvard University.
- Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles, and
Richard Taylor, Institute for Advanced Study.
The laureates will be presented with their trophies and $3 million each at the Breakthrough Prize ceremony (November 9, 2014).
Mark Zuckerberg said: “Mathematics is essential for driving human progress and innovation in this century. This year’s Breakthrough Prize winners have made huge contributions to the field and we’re excited to celebrate their efforts.”
Yuri Milner commented: “Mathematics is the most fundamental of the sciences – the language they are all written in. The best mathematical minds benefit us all by expanding the sphere of human knowledge.”
Physics: The laureates of the 2014 Physics Frontiers Prize are:
- Joseph Polchinski, KITP/University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Michael B. Green, University of Cambridge, and
- Andrew Strominger and Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University.
The laureates of 2014 New Horizons in Physics Prize are:
- Freddy Cachazo, Perimeter Institute.
- Shiraz Naval Minwalla, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, and
- Vyacheslav Rychkov, CERN/Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University/École Normale Supérieure.
Discovery Channel And Science Channel To Simulcast Premiere Gala On November 15 In The U.S.
BBC World News To Air Worldwide Weekend Of November 22.
Presenters to Include Kate Beckinsale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Diaz, John Hamm and Eddie Redmayne.
Honoring the world’s top scientists and mathematicians, the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane (of Cosmos fame.) The special will be televised in the U.S. as a simulcast on Discovery Channel and Science Channel on November 15 at 6 PM ET/PT and globally the weekend of November 22 on BBC World News.
The Breakthrough Prize’s goal is to celebrate scientists and generate excitement about the pursuit of science as a career.
The exclusive ceremony, co-hosted by the Breakthrough Prize founders and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, will take place in Silicon Valley on November 9.
Award presenters include Kate Beckinsale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Diaz, Jon Hamm and Eddie Redmayne.
There was a special simulcast of the ceremonies on the UC Berkeley campus hosted by MSRI.