Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

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The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics is an annual award of the Breakthrough Prize series announced in 2013. It is funded by Yuri Milner[1] and Mark Zuckerberg and others.[2] The annual award comes with a cash gift of $3 million. The Breakthrough Prize Board also selects up to three laureates for the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize which awards $100,000 to early-career researchers.

Motivation[edit]

The founders of the prize have stated that they want to help scientists to be perceived as celebrities again, and to reverse a 50-year "downward trend".[3] They hope that this may make "more young students [...] aspire to be scientists".[3]

Laureates[edit]

2015[edit]

The 2015 prizes were announced in June 2014 and went to:[4]

2016[edit]

The 2016 prize was announced in November 2015 and made to:

2017[edit]

The 2017 prize was announced in December 2016, and it was made to:

2018[edit]

The 2018 prize was announced in December 2017, and it was made to:

2019[edit]

The 2019 prize was announced in October 2018, and it was made to:

  • Vincent Lafforgue - "For ground breaking contributions to several areas of mathematics, in particular to the Langlands program in the function field case."[15]

2020[edit]

The 2020 prize was announced in September 2019, and it was made to:

New Horizons in Mathematics Prize[edit]

The past laureates of the New Horizons in Mathematics prize were:[17]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.yurimilner.com
  2. ^ Overbye, Dennis (14 December 2013). "$3 Million Prizes Will Go to Mathematicians, Too". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b Markoff, John (10 November 2015). "Breakthrough Prize Looks to Stars to Shine on Science". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2018. Yuri Milner: 'We peaked 50 years ago and it has been a downward slope since then.'
  4. ^ Chang, Kenneth (23 June 2014). "The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Simon Donaldson". Archived from the original on 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  6. ^ "Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Maxim Kontsevich". Archived from the original on 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  7. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Jacob Lurie
  8. ^ "Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Terence Tao". Archived from the original on 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  9. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Richard Taylor
  10. ^ The New York Times (6 November 2015). "Breakthrough Prizes Give Top Scientists the Rock Star Treatment". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  11. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Ian Agol
  12. ^ Breakthrough Prize, 4 December 2016, BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE MARKS 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING TOP ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE AND AWARDS MORE THAN $25 MILLION IN PRIZES AT GALA CEREMONY IN SILICON VALLEY
  13. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Christopher Hacon
  14. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > James McKernan
  15. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize 2019
  16. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize 2020
  17. ^ https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3/P2

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