• The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Universe at the deepest level by awarding annual prizes for scientific breakthroughs, as well as communicating the excitement of fundamental physics to the public.

  • Two categories of prizes will be awarded for past achievements in the field of fundamental physics, with the aim of providing the recipients with more freedom and opportunity to pursue even greater future accomplishments.

  • The Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes transformative advances in the field, while the New Horizons in Physics Prizes are targeted at promising junior researchers. All prize recipients are invited to present public talks targeted at a general audience, on subjects ranging from the basics of modern physics to cutting-edge research.

  • These lectures, together with supporting materials, will be made available to the public, allowing them to keep abreast of the latest developments in fundamental physics, guided by contemporary masters of the field.

  • News

    Jenni and Gianotti Launch ATLAS PhD Scholarship Program. The scholarship will cover two years of PhD thesis funding for about eight talented and motivated young researchers, with an emphasis on choosing those from environments with limited financial resources.


  • Rules

    The prizes are given annually by the Foundation for accomplishments in fundamental physics broadly defined, including advances in closely related fields with deep connections to physics.


  • Laureates

    Nima Arkani-Hamed, Alan Guth, Alexei Kitaev, Maxim Kontsevich, Andrei Linde, Juan Maldacena, Nathan Seiberg, Ashoke Sen, Edward Witten.


  • Committee

    In its inaugural year, Milner Foundation has awarded nine Fundamental Physics Prizes and all the recipients agreed to serve on the Selection Committee of the Fundamental Physics Prizes Foundation to select recipients of future prizes.