Archive by date | March 2013

Internet billionaire throws lavish soiree for physicists

And the award for ‘best physicist’ goes to…Alexander Polyakov, of Princeton University, New Jersey. Polyakov was named the winner of 2013’s whopping US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, yesterday evening, for his early work on developing some of the mathematics behind the quantum-mechanical theory of fields that today underpins the Standard Model of particle  physics.  Read more