Breakthrough Prize

Daniel Freedman , former Member (1967–68, 73–74, 86–87) in the School of Natural Sciences, along with collaborators Sergio Ferrara and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen were announced today as the recipients of the 2019 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the invention of supergravity—a...
June Huh , Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2019 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize as part of the Breakthrough Prize series. Huh is recognized for the development of combinatorial Hodge theory leading to the resolution of the log-concavity conjecture...
Douglas Stanford , current Member in the School of Natural Sciences, has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize's 2018 New Horizons in Physics Prize, which recognizes early-career researchers who have produced important work in fundamental physics. Stanford was cited by the prize committee for profound...
In this video, Edward Witten , Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Laureate (2012) and Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, discusses string theory and the need in physics to reconcile quantum theory, used for small things like atoms and subatomic particles,...
In this video from the 2017 Breakthrough Prize Symposium, Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics and 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics Laureate, discusses unity in mathematics through an explanation of the progress made in the fields of differential...
Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, sat down with National Geographic after winning the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Watch the interview here .
Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics , has received the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics , for “multiple transformative contributions to analysis, combinatorics, partial differential equations, high-dimensional geometry, and number theory.” A member of the Institute...
The biggest prize payday in science came around again Sunday evening when the Breakthrough Foundation handed out more than $25 million in its annual prizes to more than a thousand physicists, life scientists and mathematicians. Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in...