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 and Mark Zuckerberg and others.[1] The annual award comes with a cash gift of $3 million, and up to three laureates are chosen for the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize, at $100,000 which is intended for 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".[2] They hope that this may make "more young students [...] aspire to be scientists".[2]

Laureates[edit]

2015[edit]

The first awards of the Prize, worth $3 million to each recipient, were made in 2014 (for the year 2015) to:[3]

2016[edit]

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

The 2016 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize was made to Larry Guth and André Neves. It was rejected by Peter Scholze.

2017[edit]

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

The 2017 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize was made to Mohammed Abouzaid, Hugo Duminil-Copin, and Benjamin Elias and Geordie Williamson.

2018[edit]

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

The 2018 New Horizons in Mathematics Prize was made to Aaron Naber, Maryna Viazovska, Zhiwei Yun, and Wei Zhang.

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