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    2017 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics awarded to Jean Bourgain

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    December 5, 2016 - NAS foreign associate Jean Bourgain was awarded the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Jean Bourgain is IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. He was awarded the Prize for multiple transformative contributions to analysis, combinatorics, partial differential equations, high-dimensional geometry and number theory.

    This video was created by National Geographic and The Breakthrough Prize.

    You can learn more about his work at

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    2015 Breakthrough Prize: Cumberbatch, Zuckerberg, Tao, Taylor, Donaldson, Lurie, Kontsevich

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    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held on November 9, 2014 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. Host Seth MacFarlane was joined by actors Kate Beckinsale, Cameron Diaz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Hamm and Eddie Redmayne, who presented the Breakthrough Prizes alongside Silicon Valley's Dick Costolo, Laurene Jobs, Elon Musk, Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner. The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions.

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    Mathematics at MIT

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    Mathematics has played an important part at MIT since the founding of the Institute. Mathematics occupies a core intellectual position at MIT, an institution that is well known for its leadership in Science and Engineering. All MIT undergraduates are required to take courses within the department which prides itself in leading the nation in priorities and guidelines for basic mathematical and scientific research and for the way students are taught.

    Video: Melanie Gonick, MIT News

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    Mathematician Jacob Lurie, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

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    Mathematician Jacob Lurie is creating a novel conceptual foundation for derived algebraic geometry (DAG) and rewriting large swathes of mathematics from a new point of view.

    The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more at macfound.org/Fellows.

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    Math Prodigy Terence Tao, UCLA

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    Terence Tao was a seven year-old high school student when he began taking calculus classes. By age 20 he had received a Ph.D. from Princeton and joined the UCLA faculty. In 2006 he won the Fields Medal in Mathematics and a MacArthur genius grant. Watch Tao talk about how he approaches problem-solving.

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    Terence Tao, genius mathematician

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    Terence Tao, genius mathematician

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    Mathematics

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    Please note: Course content may have changed since this film was produced.

    Cambridge is renowned for the excellence of its Mathematics course. Equally challenging and rewarding, it offers the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects: everything from black holes to the most abstruse logic problems.

    Two aspects of the course that our students greatly appreciate are its flexibility and the breadth of subjects offered. The amount of choice increases each year and after Year 1 the workload isn't fixed so you can choose the number of options you study to suit your own work pattern. Some students take as many options as they can; others take fewer and study them very thoroughly.

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    A PhD in mathematics - pure mathematics section

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    The Pure Mathematics Section at Imperial College London is one of the strongest in the UK, having gained the top award of 5* in both of the last two national Research Assessment Exercises.

    The Section currently has 15 academic staff, 2 senior research fellows, 8 Research Associates and 26 PhD students and also runs an MSc in Pure Mathematics. There are 9 weekly research seminars over a broad range of topics in Pure Mathematics, and a full graduate lecture programme.

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    Stephen Wolfram - Is Mathematics Invented or Discovered?

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    Mathematics describes the real world of atoms and acorns, stars and stairs, with remarkable precision. So is mathematics invented by humans just like chisels and hammers and pieces of music?

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    Math gold medalist talks about the art of math

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    James Tao, a senior at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, won a gold medal competing for Team USA at the International Mathematics Olympiad this summer.

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    Mathematics: Invented or Discovered?

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    Mario Livio discusses the complementary processes of mathematical invention and discovery. While we invent some mathematical concepts—such as prime and imaginary numbers—by deciding how to define them, these concepts can lead to a plethora of mathematical discoveries.

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    2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony: Ryan Chester, Priscilla Chan, Sal Khan

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    Ryan Chester accepts the Breakthrough Junior Challenge live onstage at the Breakthrough Prize ceremony.

    The 2016 Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held November 8, 2015 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. Host Seth MacFarlane was joined by Christina Aguilera, Russell Crowe, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Lily Collins, Thomas Middleditch and Martin Starr, who presented the Breakthrough Prizes alongside Silicon Valley's Sundar Pinchai, Drew Houston, Jan Koum, Sal Khan and prize founders Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner and Jack Ma (on video from China). During the show, Pharrell Williams performed “Freedom” before an audience that included leading figures from the worlds of technology, business, entertainment and academia. The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions. The show was broadcast live on National Geographic channel and later on Fox and National Geographic channels worldwide.

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    Let yourself flow through the equations says mathematician Cedric Villani - Newsnight

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    French mathematician Cedric Villani, winner of the Fields Medal tells us about the mathematical journey to a theorem.

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    The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics

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    Basic researchers working in pure mathematics often develop fundamental laws, even entire branches of math, without any specific application in mind. Yet, as Mario Livio points out here, many of these posited laws turn out—sometimes centuries later—to perfectly describe the behavior of the real world with remarkable precision. This phenomenon was best articulated in the early 1900s by the Hungarian physicist Eugene Wigner as the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics. And it begs the question: What gives mathematics this power? Cognitive scientist Marvin Minsky provides an interesting, if wry, answer: if it were not the case, there would be no one to notice.

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    The surprising beauty of mathematics | Jonathan Matte | TEDxGreensFarmsAcademy

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    Jonathan Matte has been teaching Mathematics for 20 years, the last 13 at Greens Farms Academy. Formerly the Mathematics Department Chair, he is currently the 12th Grade Dean and Coach of the GFA Math Team and the CT State Champion Quiz Team. A former Jeopardy! contestant, Jon's outside-of-the classroom passions lie in the world of puzzles and games, both as a competitor (in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and the World Puzzle Championships, among others) and a creator (orchestrating the long-running GFA Puzzle Hunt and crafting puzzles that have made their way into GAMES Magazine).

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    2014 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony: Michael Hall and Larry Page

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    The 2014 Breakthrough Prize ceremony took place on December 12, 2013 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions. The audience included leading figures from the worlds of technology, business, entertainment and academia. The ceremony started with a video message from Stephen Hawking and was hosted by Kevin Spacey. From Hollywood, Glenn Close, Conan O’Brien, Rob Lowe, Michael C. Hall and Anna Kendrick presented awards alongside Google’s Larry Page and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, as well as Breakthrough Prize founding sponsors Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner.

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    The Most Beautiful Formula in Mathematics - Professor Raymond Flood

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    In this short introduction to Euler and his work, Professor Raymond Flood talks about Euler’s enormous contribution to mathematics. As well as being one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time, Euler is often regarded as one of the most intellectually elegant. His work has been frequently voted as the most beautiful of all time.

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    Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney

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    Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to understanding them both in terms of the evolutionary roots of our brain, Dr Clio Cresswell shares her insight into it all.

    Dr Clio Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The University of Sydney researching the evolution of mathematical thought and the role of mathematics in society. Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was then schooled in the south of France where she studied Visual Art. At eighteen she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics, following on to win the University Medal and complete a PhD in mathematics at The University of New South Wales. Communicating mathematics is her field and passion. Clio has appeared on panel shows commenting, debating and interviewing; authored book reviews and opinion pieces; joined breakfast radio teams and current affair programs; always there highlighting the mathematical element to our lives. She is author of Mathematics and Sex.

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    2015 Math Panel with Donaldson, Kontsevich, Lurie, Tao, Taylor, Milner

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    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize Symposium was held November 10, 2014 at Stanford University and co-hosted by UC-San Francisco and UC-Berkeley. The daylong event included talks and panels featuring Breakthrough Prize laureates in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics, as well as other distinguished guests.



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    Berkeley Mathematician Ian Agol wins Breakthrough Prize

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    UC Berkeley Mathematician Ian Agol is among the 2016 Breakthrough Prize recipients. Agol studies the topology and geometry of three-dimensional spaces, such as our own universe, and has won acclaim for solving five major conjectures by one of the giants in the field, the late William Thurston, a UC Berkeley alum.
    The Breakthrough Prize awards, given annually in the life sciences, physics and mathematics, celebrate scientists and seek to generate excitement about the pursuit of science as a career. They are sponsored by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, a founder of the genetics company 23andMe; Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma and his wife, Cathy Zhang; Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner and his wife, Julia; and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
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    2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Awarded to Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss

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    December 5, 2016 - NAS members Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss were awarded the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in May 2016 for their detection of gravitational waves, opening new horizons in astronomy and physics for their work on LIGO.

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    2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony: Helen Hobbs, Hilary Swank, Mark Zuckerberg

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    The 2016 Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held November 8, 2015 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. Host Seth MacFarlane was joined by Christina Aguilera, Russell Crowe, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Lily Collins, Thomas Middleditch and Martin Starr, who presented the Breakthrough Prizes alongside Silicon Valley's Sundar Pinchai, Drew Houston, Jan Koum, and prize founders Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner and Jack Ma from China. During the show, Pharrell Williams performed “Freedom” before an audience that included leading figures from the worlds of technology, business, entertainment and academia. The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions. The show was broadcast live on National Geographic channel and later on Fox and National Geographic channels worldwide.

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    David Letterman Mathematics Genius Prodigy Daniel Tammet Math 3.14 Pi Day

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    David Letterman Mathematics Prodigy Genius Daniel Tammet Math 3.14 Pi Day

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    BBC - History of Indian Mathematics Part-1 of 2

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    Marcus du Sautoy looks at the contribution of Ancient Indians like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Bhaskara, Madhava, etc in the field of Mathematics.

    Programme: BBC - The Story of Maths
    Presenter: Marcus du Sautoy

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    Introduction to Higher Mathematics - Lecture 1: Problem Solving 101

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    Welcome to Introduction to Higher Mathematics! In this video you'll see what this course will entail. You'll also learn about some problem solving techniques that will come in handy throughout the course.

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    2015 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony: Seth MacFarlane Closes Show, Carl Sagan Tribute, Ovation

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    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held on November 9, 2014 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. Host Seth MacFarlane was joined by actors Kate Beckinsale, Cameron Diaz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Hamm and Eddie Redmayne, who presented the Breakthrough Prizes alongside Silicon Valley's Dick Costolo, Laurene Jobs, Elon Musk, Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner. The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions.

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    Jacob Lurie: 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics Symposium

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    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize Symposium was held November 10, 2014 at Stanford University and co-hosted by UC-San Francisco and UC-Berkeley. The daylong event included talks and panels featuring Breakthrough Prize laureates in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics, as well as other distinguished guests.



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    Why do people hate mathematics?

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    2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony: John Hardy, Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin

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    The 2016 Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held November 8, 2015 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. Host Seth MacFarlane was joined by Christina Aguilera, Russell Crowe, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Lily Collins, Thomas Middleditch and Martin Starr, who presented the Breakthrough Prizes alongside Silicon Valley's Sundar Pinchai, Drew Houston, Jan Koum, and prize founders Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner and Jack Ma from China. During the show, Pharrell Williams performed “Freedom” before an audience that included leading figures from the worlds of technology, business, entertainment and academia. The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions. The show was broadcast live on National Geographic channel and later on Fox and National Geographic channels worldwide.

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    2017 Breakthrough Prize In Life Sciences Awarded to Harry Noller

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    December 5, 2016 - NAS member Harry F. Noller was awarded the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Harry Noller is Director of the Center for Molecular Biology of RNA, Robert L. Sinsheimer Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor Emeritus of MCD Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was awarded the Prize for discovering the centrality of RNA in forming the active centers of the ribosome, the fundamental machinery of protein synthesis in all cells, thereby connecting modern biology to the origin of life and also explaining how many natural antibiotics disrupt protein synthesis.


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    You can read more about his work at

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    Huda Zoghbi, 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine was awarded a 2017 Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences for discoveries of the genetic causes and biochemical mechanisms of spinocerebellar ataxia and Rett syndrome, findings that have provided insight into the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative and neurological diseases.

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    Roel Nusse, 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

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    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Roel Nusse at Stanford University is a recipient of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for pioneering research on the Wnt pathway, one of the crucial intercellular signaling systems in development, cancer and stem cell biology.

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    2015 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony: Victor Ambros, Gary Ruvkun, Kate Beckinsale, Elon Musk

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    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held on November 9, 2014 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. Host Seth MacFarlane was joined by actors Kate Beckinsale, Cameron Diaz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Hamm and Eddie Redmayne, who presented the Breakthrough Prizes alongside Silicon Valley's Dick Costolo, Laurene Jobs, Elon Musk, Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner. The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions.

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    how to embarrass your math teacher

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    How to trick your math teacher

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    The mathematics of love | Hannah Fry

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    Finding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.

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    Introduction to Higher Mathematics - Lecture 2: Introduction to Proofs

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    This lecture will introduce you to the language of proofs and show you how the axioms on which you build them are important.

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    WOW! Christina Aguilera, Lana Del Rey, Hilary Swank At 2016 Breakthrough Prize Awards Red Carpet!

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    bayareahq.com - Christina Aguilera, Lana Del Rey, Hillary Swank & More At The Star-Studded 2016 Breakthrough Prize Awards - Presenters Russell Crowe, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, Lily Collins and Martin Starr of HBO’s Silicon Valley joined host Seth MacFarlane to honor the world’s leading scientists and mathematicians tonight at The Breakthrough Prize Ceremony which was broadcast live on the National Geographic Channel. Ten-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams performed at the third annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony, held to honor the world’s top scientists and mathematicians, on Sunday, November 8 in Silicon Valley. Watch our coverage of red carpet arrivals and interviews with former CIA Director and General Daniel Petraeus, Hillary Swank, Kumail Nanjiani of HBO’s Silicon Valley, French Laundry's Thomas Keller, BJ Novak, Former Breakthrough Prize Winner Robert Langer, and the first-ever Junior Breakthrough Prize Winner Ryan Chester.

    The Breakthrough Prize and its founders Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, tonight announced the recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics. A combined total of $21.9 million was awarded at the 3rd Annual Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony in Silicon Valley. By challenging conventional thinking and expanding knowledge over the long term, scientists can solve the biggest problems of our time, said Mark Zuckerberg. The Breakthrough Prize honors achievements in science and math so we can encourage more pioneering research and celebrate scientists as the heroes they truly are. The 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (five prizes, $3 million each) was presented to: Edward S. Boyden (MIT); Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute); John Hardy (University College London); Helen Hobbs (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute); and Svante Pääbo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology). The 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics ($3 million) was awarded to five experiments investigating neutrino oscillation and will be shared equally among all five. The teams include Daya Bay (China); KamLAND (Japan); K2K / T2K (Japan); Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (Canada); and Super-Kamiokande (Japan). The award was accepted by team leaders Yifang Wang and Kam-Biu Luk (Daya Bay); Atsuto Suzuki (KamLAND); Koichiro Nishikawa (K2K / T2K); Arthur B. McDonald (Sudbury Neutrino Observatory); and Takaaki Kajita and Yoichiro Suzuki (Super-Kamiokande). In total, the five teams are comprised of more than 1,300 individual physicists, and all members will share in the recognition for their work. Additional information and the full list of the prize-winning members of the experiments are available here.

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    Terence Tao: 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics Symposium

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    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize Symposium was held November 10, 2014 at Stanford University and co-hosted by UC-San Francisco and UC-Berkeley. The daylong event included talks and panels featuring Breakthrough Prize laureates in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics, as well as other distinguished guests.



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    The Nature of Mathematics: Michael Randy Gabel at TEDxGeorgeMasonU

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    Talk given at TEDxGeorgeMasonU, April 6th 2013.
    Read full bios and event information at TEDxGeorgeMasonU.com

    Dr. Michael Randy Gabel is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Integrative Studies in George Mason University's New Century College. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Brandeis University. Professor Gabel's career at GMU spans nearly 35 years. His TEDx talk compares the nature & structure of mathematics to music. He then goes on to discuss how math is usually lost on most people in school.

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    Major Sponsors: GMU Office of Student Scholarship, and GMU Office of the Provost.


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    Cédric Villani - 1/7 La théorie synthétique de la courbure de Ricci

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    A la fin des années 90, les liens entre transport optimal, entropie et courbure de Ricci étaient mis au jour (Jordan-Kinderlehrer-Otto, Otto-Villani); quelques années plus tard, ce liens étaient exploités pour démarrer l'étude systématique du point de vue synthétique de la courbure de Ricci (Lott-Sturm-Villani), un domaine en progression constante depuis lors. La résolution récente de plusieurs questions ouvertes majeures suggère que le moment est venu de faire un bilan; c'est l'objectif de ce cours. On y trouvera notamment une nouvelle preuve du théorème d'isopérimétrie de Lévy-Gromov (Cavalletti-Mondino).

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    Juan Maldacena: 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Symposium

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    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize Symposium was held November 10, 2014 at Stanford University and co-hosted by UC-San Francisco and UC-Berkeley. The daylong event included talks and panels featuring Breakthrough Prize laureates in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics, as well as other distinguished guests.



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    Catastrophic Electrical Damage took place - let’s check the Math to see why! By Roger Berry

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    All protection from damage or injury due to electrical faults begins with determining the amount of potential fault current. Mechanical and thermal energy released in less than 4 milliseconds can produce catastrophic results. Electrical equipment and protective devices must be tested and rated to withstand the potential forces involved.

    Electrical designs are evaluated for worst-case conditions to insure that equipment and people are adequately protected. Fault currents on both sides of the decimal point can result in destructive forces. Short circuits can result in destructive currents over 200,000 amps producing a blast that results in equipment damage and potential injury to personnel due to flash burns and sound, while ground faults as low as five milliamps can produce fibrillation resulting in death. In addition, lower level arcing faults can destroy electrical equipment or start a fire.

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    Terry Tao, Ph.D. Small and Large Gaps Between the Primes

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    Terry Tao, Ph.D. Small and Large Gaps Between the Primes

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    The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Quantum Physics in Modern Mathematics -- Robbert Dijkgraaf

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    Robbert Dijkgraaf, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
    March 5th, 2014

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    Mathematics has proven to be unreasonably effective in understanding nature. The fundamental laws of physics can be captured in beautiful formulae. In this lecture I want to argue for the reverse effect: Nature is an important source of inspiration for mathematics, even of the purest kind. In recent years ideas from quantum field theory, elementary particles physics and string theory have completely transformed mathematics, leading to solutions of deep problems, suggesting new invariants in geometry and topology, and, perhaps most importantly, putting modern mathematical ideas in a `natural’ context.
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    2015 Breakthrough Prize Symposium Welcome Panel

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    Part 2 of the Welcome Panel for the 2015 Breakthrough Prize Symposium was hosted by Fred Guterl, Executive Editor, Scientific American, and included Terence Tao, Saul Perlmutter, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier.

    The 2015 Breakthrough Prize Symposium was held November 10, 2014 at Stanford University and co-hosted by UC-San Francisco and UC-Berkeley. The daylong event included talks and panels featuring Breakthrough Prize laureates in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics, as well as other distinguished guests.



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    tao wins fields medal

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