Take the Nobel Prize, add the Oscars, and you have the Breakthrough Prize, screened on Science Channel
as I write. Billionaires who made their money on the Net pay homage, Hollywood style, to scientists who get $3 million. What is the Princeton connection? Louis Botstein got one last year, the first year.
Of course he did leave The Sigler Genomic Institute for California later that year, but Princeton University got the credit for the prize at the time. Who will be the next laureate from here?
As the daughter of a scientist it is so exciting for me to watch them lauded as not just celebrities but glamorous celebrities. And heroes. Stockholm, eat your heart out.
Zuckerberg just announced that next year there will be a Breakthrough Prize in mathematics. Wow.