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Tech Giants Establish $3 Million Prize for Mathematics Scholars

Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner announced on Thursday evening the establishment of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, a set of $3 million awards given to recognize outstanding achievement in the discipline. These are in addition to the Breakthrough Prizes in life sciences and fundamental physics, a set of awards sponsored by Milner, Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley luminaries, including Sergey Brin and Art Levinson.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work