Distinguished UM Math Professor Maxim Kontsevich Wins Breakthrough Prize

Maxim Kontsevich is one of five inaugural winners of the 3 million dollar Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, financed in part by Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. The Breakthrough Prize was created to make science lucrative and cool in a society that more often celebrates athletes, entertainers, politicians and business tycoons.

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June 30, 2014