hi all the breakthru prizes 2016 were announced in early nov and the prize ceremony ran again. missed posting at the time on it, but dont want to let it get by completely. it didnt seem as quite as high publicity as last time but still a big deal. covered this last time with a lot of commentary.
not as much a CS angle this time, but there was a $3M math prize to Ian Algol maybe with some applied possibility.
facebooks Zuckerberg & his wife, new parents, were in attendance.
something else that caught my eye, a new “junior” prize awarded to a high schooler:
New this year, Priscilla Chan and Sal Khan announced the winner of the inaugural Breakthrough Junior Challenge, 18-year-old Ryan Chester, of North Royalton, Ohio. Priscilla Chan and Salman Khan presented Ryan with a $250,000 educational scholarship for his winning video depiction of Einstein’s theory of special relativity. His teacher, Richard Nestoff, was presented an award of $50,000. Ryan’s school, North Royalton High School, received a state-of-the art science lab valued at $100,000. The lab will be designed by and in partnership with the school and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education, and is home to more than 600 researchers and technicians.
- 1. Christina Aguilera in old school Hollywood glamour at Breakthrough Prize Awards | Daily Mail Online
- 2. Breakthrough Prizes Give Top Scientists the Rock Star Treatment – The New York Times
- 3. Behind the Scenes at the Breakthrough Prizes, the Glitzy Oscars for Science | WIRED
- 4. 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics awarded to Ian Agol
- 5. By Solving the Mysteries of Shape-Shifting Spaces, Mathematician Wins $3-Million Prize – Scientific American
- 6. Celebrating Science at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize | Vanity Fair
- 7. The Breakthrough prize brings the stars out… | Science | The Guardian
- 8. Breakthrough Prize Honors Scientists Working on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Neutrinos, And More | Popular Science
- 9. Breakthrough Prize
- 10. Mark Zuckerberg is already reading his baby books about quantum physics