Today, UC Berkeley hosts the Breakthrough Prize Symposium and this evening’s Breakthrough Prize Panel Discussion, which will honor this year’s winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize, including the UC Berkeley winners of prizes in Mathematics and Physics, Ian Agol and Kam-Biu Luk. Today’s events at UC Berkeley will be broadcast (and available afterwards) via Video Webcast, and IGI Executive Director and 2015 Breakthrough Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna will be among the presenters.
Agenda: November 9, 2015
- 10:30 am – 5:00 pm: Breakthrough Prize Symposium at the Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
- 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Breakthrough Prize Panel Discussion Hosted by Entrepreneur and Investor Yuri Milner, at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse
The Breakthrough Prizes honor important, primarily recent, achievements in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. The Prizes were founded by Silicon Valley innovators Sergey Brin (Google) and Anne Wojcicki (23andMe), Jack Ma (Alibaba) and Cathy Zhang, Yuri Milner (DST Global) and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Priscilla Chan. For the past three years, the Breakthrough awards have been honoring those at the forefront of the fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics fields, while also aiming to inspire innovators in these fields for the future. Each year, committees of prior laureates choose the winners from candidates nominated in a process that is online and open to the public. Laureates receive $3 million each in prize money. The new Laureates are announced during a televised award gala designed to celebrate their achievements and inspire the next generation of scientists. The Breakthrough Prize Ceremony was broadcast on Sunday, November 8, 2015 on the National Geographic Channel.
The gala is followed each year by the Breakthrough Prize Symposium, a day of academic symposia and panel discussions hosted by UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford University.
Berkeley mathematician, neutrino physicists awarded Breakthrough prizes
UC Berkeley News | Robert Sanders | November 8, 2015
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