Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
|Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics|
|Awarded for||Transformative advances in fundamental physics|
|Presented by||Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation|
As of September 2018, this prize is the most lucrative academic prize in the world and is more than twice the amount given to the
As of September 2018, anyone can nominate a candidate through the FPP website. As of September 2018, each award is worth $3 million. The monetary value exceeds that of the prestigious Nobel Prize, which in 2012 stood at slightly more than $1.2 million.
Physics Frontiers Prize laureates (those on the shortlist for the Fundamental Physics Prize) who do not go on to be awarded the Fundamental Physics Prize each receive (as of 2013) $300,000 and are automatically re-nominated for the Fundamental Physics Prize each year for the next 5 years.