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2023 Breakthrough Prize

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The 2023 winners of the Breakthrough Prizes, dubbed the "Oscars of Science," were announced recently.

Breakthrough Prize:

  • The Breakthrough Prize, renowned as the “Oscars of Science”, recognizes the world’s top scientists working in the fundamental sciences – the disciplines that ask the biggest questions and find the deepest explanations.
  • Each prize is $3 million and presented in the fields of Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics.
  • In addition, the New Horizons in Physics and Mathematics Prizes and the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize are awarded to early-career researchers.
  • The Prizes have been sponsored by the personal foundations established by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Ma Huateng, Jack Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki.

 

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