Nominations for 2019 Breakthrough Prize are open

Breakthrough Prize in Partnership with European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) Announces the Opening of Public Nominations for  2019 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. The partnership, now in second year, encourages European nominations for world’s largest science prize

For a second year, the Breakthrough Prize and the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) announce the opening of public nominations for the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. Each prize comes with a $3 million award. Prizes will be awarded in late 2018, during a live, globally televised gala awards ceremony in Silicon Valley.

Nominations can be submitted online today through April 30, 2018. While self-nominations are prohibited, anyone may make a nomination for another person. The nomination form and rules are available at

For the seventh year, the Breakthrough Prize, dubbed ‘The Oscars of Science,’ and the world’s largest science prize, will honor top scientists from across the globe, handing out up to four prizes in Life Sciences, one in Fundamental Physics and one in Mathematics. In addition, up to six New Horizons Prizes, each for $100,000, will be presented to promising early-career researchers in the fields of Fundamental Physics and Mathematics.

The Breakthrough Prize welcomes nominations on behalf of outstanding scientists throughout the world. For the second year, ALLEA’s website and other communication channels will increase awareness of the opportunity to nominate great scientists and mathematicians for this honor. ALLEA brings together 59 academies in more than 40 countries, with members leading scholarly enquiry across all fields of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

All researchers in Europe are encouraged to visit the site and make a nomination on behalf of outstanding scientists and colleagues.

About the Breakthrough Prize

The Breakthrough Prize was founded by Sergey Brin, Pony Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Anne Wojcicki to celebrate achievements in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. The awards are presented at an annual globally televised ceremony, followed by a day of lectures and discussions co-sponsored by Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco. In addition to the Breakthrough Prize, awards for junior researchers in mathematics and physics are also handed out yearly.

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