Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Slashdot Deals: Prep for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Save 95% on the CompTIA IT Certification Bundle ×
Businesses

Submission + - Internet billionaire creates HUGE physics prize->

gbrumfiel writes: Billionaire Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner has spontaneously awarded $3 million prizes to nine prominent theoretical physicists. The new, Fundamental Physics Prize dwarfs awards like the Nobel, which this year is estimated to be worth some $1.2 million (and that's before it's split by up to three winners). It's so much money that some theorists fear it could distort the field. Milner says that his only purpose of the new prize was to promote the field, which he studied in the 1980s: "The intention was to say that science is as important as a shares rating on Wall Street," he told Nature .
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Internet billionaire creates HUGE physics prize

Comments Filter:

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow to do so. -- Josh Billings

Working...