Inaugural nine recipients of the Prize receive US$27 million in aggregate, all of whom agree to form a Selection Committee to award future prizes ... In its inaugural year, the Milner Foundation has awarded nine Fundamental Physics Prizes and the recipients are: Nima Arkani-Hamed Alan Guth Alexei Kitaev Maxim Kontsevich Andrei Linde Juan Maldacena Nathan Seiberg Ashoke Sen Edward Witten  PhysOrg.com physics news on PhysOrg.com >> Kenneth Wilson, Nobel winner for physics, dies>> Two collider research teams find evidence of new particle Zc(3900)>> Scientists make first direct images of topological insulator's edge currents  Recognitions: Gold Member Interesting.  Recognitions: Gold Member Homework Help Science Advisor Haha, one condensed matter-esque guy! At least they didn't totally ignore those of us doing "applied physics"! Recognitions: Gold Member ## Fundamental Physics Prize -$27 million awarded

 Quote by Physics Monkey Haha, one condensed matter-esque guy! At least they didn't totally ignore those of us doing "applied physics"!
But they did ignore those of us doing "applied wikipedia".

 Quote by Drakkith But they did ignore those of us doing "applied wikipedia".
Bummer

 Quote by Devils Who said is there any money in Physics? http://fundamentalphysicsprize.org/news.html New annual US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes transformative advances in the field Inaugural nine recipients of the Prize receive US$27 million in aggregate, all of whom agree to form a Selection Committee to award future prizes ... In its inaugural year, the Milner Foundation has awarded nine Fundamental Physics Prizes and the recipients are: Nima Arkani-Hamed Alan Guth Alexei Kitaev Maxim Kontsevich Andrei Linde Juan Maldacena Nathan Seiberg Ashoke Sen Edward Witten
The "new horizons" prize is still a great perspective for some of us... not for amateurs, I guess, but anyway a good initiative. Interesting.
 It seems that how this money is being handled in a way which is likely to not give meaningful productive results. These guys are well funded already. For example Witten has got a few million of grants, but it didn't improve his productivity compared to when he didn't have that much. Outside this specific set of listed people, Erik Verlinde, for example, had its production almost down to 0 after he got 5 million in grants. Maybe these prizes could have specific set of rules, like setting up small scale "Manhattan projects", to intensively study a project by arranging working group in a facility.

 Quote by Devils all of whom agree to form a Selection Committee to award future prizes
Wow, I was just thinking about, let's see, how to apply Seiberg-Witten invariants to topological computation as performed by tachyon condensation in an inflationary universe that's an uplift of an AdS/CFT duality. Also I was going to use motivic integration. And twistors. What a coincidence. I guess I should apply!

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 Quote by mitchell porter Wow, I was just thinking about, let's see, how to apply Seiberg-Witten invariants to topological computation as performed by tachyon condensation in an inflationary universe that's an uplift of an AdS/CFT duality. Also I was going to use motivic integration. And twistors. What a coincidence. I guess I should apply!
I agree that you should try to publish
 Great !
 String +String...... +String. good bye Nobel

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