Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics is given annually for accomplishments in fundamental physics broadly defined, including advances in closely related fields with deep connections to physics. The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizes those individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists — theoretical, mathematical, experimental — working on the deepest mysteries of the Universe.

Award/Prize amount: $3,000,000
Application/Nomination information: There is no restriction on who may nominate. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Agency deadline: May
Internal/Campus deadline: N/A
Illinois campus contact: provostawards@illinois.edu
Additional information: Breakthrough Prize Website

Illinois Recipients