Science Prize

  • Hawking, CERN scoop world's richest science prize December 12, 2012

    London: Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist who urged people to "be curious" in the Paralympics opening ceremony, has landed the richest prize in science for his work on how black holes emit radiation. Wheelchair-bound Hawking won $3 million from Russian Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner, who set up his prize this year...
  • Physics' fattest prize winner explains string theory August 7, 2012

    Allahabad: String theory is based on the idea that the elementary constituents of matter are not point particles, but one dimensional objects i.e. strings. This theory automatically combines quantum mechanics, and general relativity -- Einstein's theory of gravity. It also has the potential for explaining the other known forces of...
  • Top Aus science prize for bee whiz October 16, 2006

    Canberra: A scientist, who spent 23 years studying bees and helped develop automated space craft for use on Mars has won Australia's top science prize. Mandyam Srinivasan, a professor of biological science at the Australian National University, has spent his career examining how insects and bees move, combining his interests...