by Nicole Rode
edited by Stephen Keimig
The Breakthrough Prize is a series of international awards in life sciences, physics, and mathematics. A total of $21.9 million was awarded to the winners who were chosen from a list of candidates in an online forum. In order to be considered for the prize, the candidates must have made an important, recent discovery in their field. The winners were chosen by a public vote.
$3 million was awarded to each winner. The Breakthrough Prize ceremony was intended to be the science equivalent of the Oscars. The money awarded was donated by Facebook, Google, Yuri Milner and Anne Wojcicki.
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