Russian-American physicist gets $3mn prize

Thursday 21st March, 2013

USA Physicist Alexander Polyakov has been awarded $3 million as recognition for his scientific achievements. The Fundamental Physics Prize is the most lucrative scientific award, with three times the Nobel Prize-money. The Russian-American winner of the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize was announced at a special ceremony in Geneva on Wednesday.”I feel elated and surprised to receive this recognition,” Polyakov said at the ceremony. “It is a great honor. I hope it will help attract more people to the field of physics and spur innovation and discovery across the globe.”The 67-year-old scien…

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