In everything you do, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, theres something about what youre doing that involves scientific advances.
Ive got a tux ready, but Im not keen on wearing.
The prizes are funded by the Brin Wojcicki Foundation; Mark Zuckerbergs fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; and the Milner Global Foundation.
As Silicon Valley charges ahead in private scientific pursuits ranging from bold to outright reckless, the legacy scientific community trudges patiently along, just as it always has.Launched by Milner in 2012, the awards aim to make rock stars of scientists and raise their profile in the public consciousness.Speaking before the ceremony, Hacon was feeling a little unnerved.Those that go on to make fresh discoveries remain eligible for future Breakthrough Prizes.Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.Deanna See (age 17, Singapore Superbugs!Cumrun Vafa, Donner Professor of Science in the Department of Physics at Harvard University.Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a final prize, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, honors students with an original science video that brings to life an important scientific or mathematical idea or principle, to the tune of 250,000, with additional prize money for their teachers and schools.Chuck Bennett, oxford University geneticist Kim Nasmyth won for his work on chromosomes but said he had not worked out what to do with the windfall.On being recognised for what amounts to his lifes work, he added: You have to do science because you want to know, not because you want to get recognition.Yoshinori Ohsumi, Honorary Professor, Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Institute of Technology, for his investigation of the process of autophagy, a means by which cells recycle their own components to create nutrients.1, these prizes were founded by, sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Yuri Milner, Julia Milner, Jack Ma, and.The event splices together research scientists far more accustomed to red tape than red carpets with techs deepest-pocketed and most idealistic upper echelons.Nasmyth has won lucrative awards before and channelled some of his winnings into.Bennett believes that the prizes may help raise the profile of science at a time when it is sorely needed.The achievement, now more than a decade old, won the 27-strong science team the 3m Breakthrough prize in fundamental physics.2, laureates receive 3 million each in prize money.The most glitzy event on the scientific calendar took place on Sunday night when the Breakthrough Foundation gave away 22m (16.3m) in prizes to dozens of physicists, biologists and mathematicians at a ceremony in Silicon Valley.Joseph Polchinski, Professor in the Department of Physics and Member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.Christopher Hacon, three other life sciences prizes went to Kazutoshi Mori at Kyoto University and Peter Walter for their work on quality control mechanisms that keep cells healthy, and to Don Cleveland at the University of California, San Diego, for his research on motor neurone.Asked what he might do with his share of the winnings, Hacon was nothing if not realistic.
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The point is not to make rock stars of us, but of the science itself, he said.
Like last year, the main awards honor veteran researchers in three categories: life sciences, fundamental physics, and mathematics.
Its really not a mathematician kind of thing, but Ill probably survive.