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Student Wins $250,000 for Her Video Explaining Relativity & The Equivalence of Reference Frames

Filipino High school sudent Hillary Diane Andales recently won the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge with her video explaining relativity and the equivalence of reference frames. The prize consists of a $250,000 post-secondary scholarship for her, and $50,000 for her teacher. Show More Summary

Physics Week in Review: December 9, 2017

Among the many highlights this week: This year's Breakthrough Prizes were awarded, scientists found the oldest known black hole, and why your microwaved eggs tend to explode. Cutting-Edge Science Honored by Star-Studded Breakthrough Prize Awards. "Maps of the infant universe...

High school student wins $250,000 for her video about relativity

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Hillary Diane Andales is a high school student in the Philippines. Her video, called "Relativity & The Equivalence of Reference Frames," won the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge prize, launched by Priscilla Chan and her husband. Andales will get a $250,000 post-secondary scholarship, and her teacher gets $50,000.

Nobel lecture

Kazuo Ishiguro delivered his Nobel Prize lecture yesterday, and the full 6,000-word text of his My Twentieth Century Evening -- and Other Small Breakthroughs is now available online. If you prefer video, you can re-view it at YouTub...

Science prize bigger than Nobel leaves women out

last monthNews : The Raw Story

For the past five years, Mark Zuckerberg and several other Silicon Valley A-listers have sponsored a prize for outstanding science. Known as the Breakthrough Prize, the award’s monetary value is more than twice that of the Nobel—recipients find themselves with $3 million unexpected dollars to...

The Last Refuge of Cowards

The talks and panel discussions from the 2018 Breakthrough Prize symposium are available via Facebook video. They ended with the following, from prize winner David Spergel: Well, alright, I’m going to say something that I probably shouldn’t say in Palo … Continue reading ?

Chory and Walter awarded breakthrough prizes

(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) HHMI Investigators Joanne Chory and Peter Walter are among five scientists honored for transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.

Two former ASCB presidents win Breakthrough Prizes

(American Society for Cell Biology) Two past Presidents of the American Society for Cell Biology, Don Cleveland and Peter Walter, are among the winners of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize.

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Make A Rare Red Carpet Appearance Alongside Kerry Washington & Lily Collins!

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

What a special moment! Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher made the rarest of red carpet appearances at the Breakthrough Prize event in Menlo Park, California on Sunday! Joined by Kerry Washington and Lily Collins, the foursome were all so gorgeous! Related: Mila Has Been Trolling Mike Pence For Months In The Best Way! But because they immediately caught [...]

Three UC San Diego professors named recipients of 2018 Breakthrough Prize

(University of California - San Diego) Two full-time University of California San Diego faculty members -- Don Cleveland, who studies fundamental cellular mechanisms in the search for new treatments for diseases like amyotrophic lateral...Show More Summary

'Oscar of Science' awarded to U. mathematician

(University of Utah) Christopher Hacon, University of Utah mathematician, will be award the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics at a ceremony in Silicon Valley on Dec. 3. The $3 million prize recognizes Hacon's work in algebraic geometry, the field that studies geometric objects defined by polynomial equations. Show More Summary

Salk Institute's Joanne Chory awarded prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

(Salk Institute) Pioneering plant biologist honored by Silicon Valley luminaries as she aims to tackle global warming using plant-based solutions.

World’s richest science prize hands out $22 million for research

Science’s richest prizes, the Breakthrough Awards, were presented at a star-studded ceremony in California last night.

Kerry Washington & Lily Collins Hit the Red Carpet at Breakthrough Prize Ceremony 2018!

Kerry Washington and Lily Collins look stunning on the red carpet! The stars walked the red carpet at the 2018 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on Sunday (December 3) in Mountain View, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kerry Washington The two served as presenters at the event, as well [...]

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Make an Adorable Couple on the Red Carpet at Breakthrough Prize Ceremony 2018!

Could Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis be any cuter together? The two walked the red carpet together at the 2018 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on Sunday (December 3) in Mountain View, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ashton Kutcher The two also served as presenters during the event. The [...]

Ludwig Cancer Research Scientist Don Cleveland Wins Breakthrough Award

Ludwig Cancer Research extends its warmest congratulations to Don Cleveland, who has been a Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research since 1995 and today was awarded the prestigious Breakthrough Prize.

Researchers share $22m Breakthrough prize as science gets rock star treatment

Glitzy ceremony honours work including that on mapping post-big bang primordial light, cell biology, plant science and neurodegenerative disease The most glitzy event on the scientific calendar took place on Sunday night when the Breakthrough...Show More Summary

These 12 People Are Changing Science

2 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

Here are the winners of the Breakthrough Prize

Breakthrough Prize 2018

The Breakthrough Prizes for 2018 will be awarded at a ceremony on December 3, I believe at the usual NASA Hangar 1 in Mountain View. The next day Stanford will host the 2018 Breakthrough Prize symposium, which one will be … Continue reading ?

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