Internet Billionaire Sweetens Pot: DNews Nugget


Internet Billionaire Sweetens Pot: Two months ago, tech investor Yuri Milner awarded $27 million to nine winners of his first Fundamental Physics Prize. The cash prizes dwarfed all other scientific awards, notably the money given to Nobel Prize winners. Today, Milner’s foundation announced yet another award, the Physics Frontiers Prize, which will place three individuals in the running for a $3 million prize. Runners up will receive $300,000. Three Physics Frontiers Prize laureates will be announced by the end of the year. These scientists will become eligible for the multimillion-dollar Fundamental Physics Prize, which will be awarded in 2013. via Nature News