Stephen Hawking to be kept in mind at 2019 Breakthrough Prize event

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The Breakthrough Prize, yearly science awards sponsored by a few of Silicon Valley’s most identifiable names, will honor the late Stephen Hawking at its award event next month.

On Tuesday, the Breakthrough Prize stated Pierce Brosnan will host the 7th yearly event, which will be hung onNov 4. The event will consist of a homage to Hawking, who passed away inMarch The Breakthrough Prize granted a Special Fundamental Physics Prize to Hawking in 2013 for his discovery that great voids release radiation and his contributions to the understanding of quantum gravity.

This year, 7 rewards– each worth $3 million– will be granted to exceptional researchers in life sciences, basic physics and mathematics. The rewards are sponsored by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Ma Huateng, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki.

This year’s event will be transmitted on National Geographic beginning at 7 p.m. PT and streamed live on the Facebook and YouTube pages of the Breakthrough Prize and National Geographic TELEVISION.

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