Breakthrough Prize

The "Breakthrough Prize" is a set of international awards bestowed in three categories by Breakthrough Prize Board in recognition of scientific advance.

Breakthrough Prize in Life SciencesBreakthrough Prize in Fundamental PhysicsBreakthrough Prize in Mathematics

These prizes were founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Yuri Milner and Julia Milner, and Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang. Committees of previous laureates choose the winners from candidates nominated in a process that's online and open to the public. Laureates receive $3 million each in prize money. They attend a televised award ceremony designed to celebrate their achievements and inspire the next generation of scientists. As part of the ceremony schedule, they also engage in a program of lectures and discussions. Those that go on to make fresh discoveries remain eligible for future Breakthrough Prizes

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Breakthrough Prize 2015

Episode 1x03; Nov 29, 2015

Prominent mathematicians and scientists of today are awarded for their work and contributions at the prize ceremony in California's Silicon Valley; Seth MacFarlane hosts.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Breakthrough Prize 2015Nov 29, 2015
1x02: Breakthrough Prize 2014Nov 15, 2014
1x01: Breakthrough Prize 2013Dec 12, 2013
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