Harvard University Professor of Physics Daniel Jafferis has been awarded the the New Horizons in Physics Prize for "fundamental insights about quantum information, quantum field theory, and gravity."
Among other works, this prize recognizes Daniel’s transformative ideas on traversable wormholes, as highlighted in the following article: https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.05687
"For the seventh year, the Breakthrough Prizes will recognize the world’s top scientists. Each prize is $3 million and presented in the fields of Life Sciences (up to four per year), Fundamental Physics (one per year) and Mathematics (one per year). In addition, up to three New Horizons in Physics and up to three New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes are given out to junior researchers each year. Laureates attend a live televised award ceremony designed to celebrate their achievements and inspire the next generation of scientists. As part of the ceremony schedule, they also engage in a program of lectures and discussions.
The Breakthrough Prizes are sponsored by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Ma Huateng, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki. Selection Committees composed of previous Breakthrough Prize laureates in each field choose the winners."
- "Winners of the 2-19 Breakthrough Prize In Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics Annouced." Breakthrough Prize. Thebreakthroughprize.org.
For more information on other prize winners, please click here.