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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

3 Million Dollars for Math homework!

If you are interested in math study the LINK below will introduce you to some of the great math minds of our decade.  These individuals are interested in many areas of math and physics.  You can find something that perhaps interests you here. 

Dr. Maxim Kontsevich who works at the Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies outside Paris  was awarded 3 million dollars by Yuri Milner a few years back.  Yuri Milner is a Russian who dropped out of graduate studies in physics and became a successful investor in Internet companies like Facebook.
Just recently, Mr. Milner told him Dr. Kontsevich that he was one of five inaugural winners of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.  The awards are financed by Mr. Milner and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook; this prize also comes with $3 million.  Mr. Milner officially announced the winners on Monday, June 23, 2014.

"The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics is the latest effort in Mr. Milner's crusade to make science lucrative and COOL in a society that much more often celebrates athletes, entertainers, politicians and business tycoons.  'It is really out of balance', he said. 'This is really to emphasize the importance of fundamental science in our world today'."

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