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:

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.."[14]

New Horizons in Mathematics Prize[15][edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overbye, Dennis (14 December 2013). "$3 Million Prizes Will Go to Mathematicians, Too". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ 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.'
  3. ^ Chang, Kenneth (23 June 2014). "The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Simon Donaldson
  5. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Maxim Kontsevich
  6. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Jacob Lurie
  7. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Terence Tao
  8. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Richard Taylor
  9. ^ The New York Times (6 November 2015). "Breakthrough Prizes Give Top Scientists the Rock Star Treatment". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  10. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Ian Agol
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > Christopher Hacon
  13. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize > Laureates > James McKernan
  14. ^ Mathematics Breakthrough Prize 2019
  15. ^ https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3/P2

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