It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend a day of inspiring and enlightening conversations that will shine a spotlight on the science behind the Breakthrough Prizes. This event will be live streamed at International House on the UC Berkeley campus.  Download detailed agendas here.

The Breakthrough Prizes, founded by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Priscilla Chan; entrepreneur and venture capitalist Yuri Milner and Julie Milner; and Sergey Brin of Google and Anne Wojcicki, one of the founders of the genetics company 23andMe, are awarded in three categories:

Fundamental Physics - recognizes individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists — theoretical, mathematical, experimental — working on the deepest mysteries of the Universe.

Life Sciences - honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.

Mathematics - rewards significant discoveries across the many branches of the subject.

On November 9, 2014 the Breakthrough Prize Foundation will announce the winners of this year's prizes. The following day, Stanford University will host the Breakthrough Prize Breakfast and Symposia with their partners, the Milner Foundation, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco.

At the Breakthrough Prize Breakfast, Yuri Milner, Stanford President John L. Hennessy, UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research Graham Fleming, and the Breakthrough Prize winners will explore the significance and future of this year’s prize-winning research with Scientific American’s Editor-in-Chief Mariette DiChristina.

Following discussions from breakfast, the three separate symposia for the Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, and Mathematics will run concurrently.  UC Berkeley will be live steaming the events for the UC Berkeley and East Bay community at International House.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Viewers are encouraged to be part of the conversation on social media using the Twitter hashtag #BreakthroughPrize.

Read more about the Breakthrough Prize here.

For more information on this event please contact:  research@berkeley.edu.

Live Streaming Agenda

Monday November 10, 2014
International House, UC Berkeley

8:45am - 10:30am  Moderated discussions with university leaders and prizewinners

11:00am - 5:00pm  Life Sciences Symposium -- (download detailed agenda here)
11:00am - 5:00pm  Fundamental Physics Symposium -- (download detailed agenda here)
11:00am - 5:00pm  Mathematics Symposium - (download detailed agenda here)

5:00pm Live streaming at International House ends

 

 

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