The Breakthrough Prize

The 2020 Breakthrough Prize laureates have been announced. Read about the amazing scientists being honored on the Breakthrough Prize website.

The Breakthrough Prizes honor important, primarily recent, achievements in the categories of Fundamental PhysicsLife Sciences and Mathematics. The prizes are sponsored by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Pony Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki. Committees of previous laureates choose the winners from candidates nominated in a process that’s online and open to the public.

Laureates receive $3 million each in prize money, and they attend a televised award ceremony designed to celebrate their achievements and inspire the next generation of scientists. Those that go on to make fresh discoveries remain eligible for future Breakthrough Prizes. Learn more at



Watch highlights from the 2019 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony: