Physics Prize to Weizmann Researcher

At the beginning of the year, we published an interview with Dr. Zohar Komargodski on this blog. Apparently we were not the only ones impressed by Komargodski’s accomplishments: The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation has announced that he will be one of three recipients of a New Horizons in Physics Prize. This prize is given to promising young theoretical physicists, and it includes $100,000 in prize money.

We also wrote about last year’s Fundamental Physics Prizes, handed out by billionaire Yuri Milner. The new Prizes will be officially announced in March, 2013, at CERN.

Our congratulations to Zohar and the other nominees/laureates of these prizes. (In addition to the Fundamental Physics and New Horizons Prizes, Special Fundamental Physics Prizes are being awarded to Stephen Hawking and the leaders of the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC. For more on this year’s prizes go to: http://www.fundamentalphysicsprize.org/news/news3)

 

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