‘Father of quantum computing’ wins $3 million physics prize

A theoretical physicist who has never had a regular job has won the most lucrative science award for his pioneering contributions to the mind-bending field of quantum computing. David Deutsch, who is affiliated with the University of Oxford, shares the $3m (about £2.65m) Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with three other researchers who laid the …

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Peter Shor wins the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Peter Shor wins the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Peter Shor, Morss Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He shares the $3 million prize with three others for “fundamental work in the field of quantum information”: David Deutsch of the University of Oxford, Charles Bennett of IBM Research and Gilles Brassard …

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Yale's Spielman wins groundbreaking $3 million prize

Yale’s Spielman wins groundbreaking $3 million prize

Daniel Spielman of Yale won the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for his “multiple discoveries in theoretical computer science and mathematics”. The award comes with a $3 million reward. It is the kind of work that reaffirms the fundamental value of abstract and fundamental research… Jeffrey Broc Spielman, the Sterling Professor of Computer Science, Statistics and …

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A 'breathtaking' bubble of hot gas has been detected zipping around the Milky Way's supermassive black hole

A ‘breathtaking’ bubble of hot gas has been detected zipping around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Astronomers have spotted signs of a “hot spot” orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Astronomers have spotted signs of a “hot spot” orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole A black hole is a place in space where the gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape. …

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Maze Therapeutics Appoints Sekar Kathiresan, MD, to its Board of Directors

Maze Therapeutics Appoints Sekar Kathiresan, MD, to its Board of Directors

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maze Therapeutics, a company that translates genetic knowledge into new precision medicines, today announced that Sekar Kathiresan, MD, co-founder of Maze, has joined the company’s board of directors. Dr. Kathiresan is an experienced cardiologist, co-founder and CEO of Verve Therapeutics, and a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School. His work …

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Going Elsewhere with People: Meet Rathika Ramasamy, India's First Female Wildlife Photographer

Going Elsewhere with People: Meet Rathika Ramasamy, India’s First Female Wildlife Photographer

In a male-dominated industry, Rathika Ramasamy is leading the charge as India’s first female wildlife photographer. Whether it’s battling tough situations in the jungle or choosing his favorite destinations for wildlife photography, the intrepid photographer puts up with it all to Travel + Leisure India & South Asia. By PayJain Excerpts from the interview with …

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Early psychosis may be genetic - Boston Children's Answers

Early psychosis may be genetic – Boston Children’s Answers

Psychotic symptoms in children may be misdiagnosed, considered a normal phase of development, or attributed to stress. New work reveals that early psychosis may have a genetic cause. (Images: Adobe Stock. Illustration: David Chrisom, Children’s Hospital Boston) A 6-year-old boy started seeing ghosts, aliens in the trees, and colored footprints. More disturbingly, he heard voices …

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Bread Financial is committed to preserving our planet with a donation to The Nature Conservancy

Bread Financial is committed to preserving our planet with a donation to The Nature Conservancy

Columbus, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bread FinancialMT (NYSE: BFH), a leading-edge financial services company that provides simple and flexible payment, loan and savings solutions, today announced a donation to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) that will support nature-friendly economic development opportunities in moderate-income communities in Appalachia and support conservation efforts to sustainably manage, restore and protect forests. An additional …

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Astronomers reveal puzzling new features of mysterious fast radio bursts

Astronomers reveal puzzling new features of mysterious fast radio bursts

Artist’s conception of the Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in China. 1 credit Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one-millisecond cosmic explosions that each produce the energy equivalent of the sun’s annual output. More than 15 years after the discovery of pulses of electromagnetic radio waves in deep space, their puzzling nature continues …

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