Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Billionaire Offers $3 Million Physics Prize
2.08.2012 12:47
Russian Billionaire Offers $3 Million Physics Prize
Yury Milner. Source: http://readnote.ru/yuriy-milner-pokidaet-mail-ru-group/

Russian billionaire and social media investor Yury Milner offers $3 million prize for achievements in fundamental physics - the most lucrative academic award in the world.

      Milner's newly minted $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize is much bigger than the $1.2 million Nobel Prize and the $1.7 million Templeton Prize for science and spirituality.

      The Russian billionaire inaugurated his new prize program for fundamental physics on Tuesday with a $3 million award to each of the nine of the world's best-known theorists. Milner, 50, a trained physicist, chose the first nine honorees himself, but he expects the future selection to be made by a special committee consisted of the first nine laureates.

      The first group of winner consists of three Russian scientists: Alexei Kitaev from the California Institute of Technology, mathematician Maxim Kontsevich of France’s Institute for Advanced Research, and Stanford's Andrei Linde. The other recipients are MIT's Alan Guth and four string theorists of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton: Nima Arkani-Hamed, Juan Maldacena, Nathan Seiberg, Edward Witten and Indian string theorist Ashoke Sen.

      The $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize will be awarded annually by the nonprofit Milner Foundation to honor "transformative advances in the field." There is also a special prize for promising junior researchers - the New Horizons in Physics Prize - with an annual ward of $100,000.

      "I am sure that the best scientists must earn no less than, for example, stock traders," Milner said. "If the award helps to encourage the greatest minds for the further work in the field of fundamental physics, I'll be deeply gratified"


Sources: http://rnd.cnews.ru http://www.gazeta.ru 

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian scientists Yury Milner Russian physics Russian billionaires  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Birchbark Manuscripts Unearthed in Veliky Novgorod
13.07.2018
New Expedition Crew Transferred from Soyuz Spacecraft to the ISS
27.03.2018
Way to Improve Nanotubes for Use in Electronics Found by Russian Scientists
08.12.2017
Variolovaccine Combined with Breast Milk Protein to Fight Cancer
30.03.2018
Sensor Device for Monitoring Blood Vessels and Heart Developed in Saratov
15.02.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

russia-ic.com

search on the map
TAGS:
Mari El Republic  Moscow parks  the Red Book  Alexander Pushkin  Bashneft  Translations  Russian mafia  Russian retail sector  Semyon Farada  Archeology  Book Illustrations  Moscow hotels  Russian laws  Vladivostok  Krasnodar Territory  Alexander Lebedev  Russian souvenirs  Aleksandr Zbruyev  Saint Petersburg  Film Festivals  Russian tourism  A5 Group  Vladimir Mashkov  Exhibitions in Moscow  Nature Reserves  Russian media  Bolshoi St. Petersburg Circus  Stepan Kolesnikov  Russian history  Palace Square  Russian Literature  St. Petersburg  Red Square  Yakutia  Kvass  mobile charging points  Pyaterochka   Russian business  Sokolniki  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Choir Singing  holidays in Russia  Russian Cinema  Rudolf Nureyev  St. Matrona of Moscow  Penza  Russian places of interest  Moscow  train tickets Russia FIFA  Russian musicians 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites