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The Breakthrough Prize ceremony, also known as the “Oscars of Science,” is an awards show unlike any other.

Founded and funded by a Silicon Valley titan Yuri Milner And his artist wife Julia Milnerco-founder of Google Sergey Brinco-founder of 23andMe Ann Wojciechand founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and co-founder of his Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Priscilla Chan, the Breakthrough Prize Award recognizes “world-changing scientists” with statues and large cash prizes. And on Saturday night, the event’s 10th edition — the second in a row on the roof of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, with the Hollywood Hills glistening in the background — featured an array of A-listers among presenters, actors and audience members. was included. Which could give Oscar a run for his money.

One can turn left and place. Bill Gates And Robert Downey Jr Sit at the same table, or find the right and table mates. Bradley Cooper And Rupert Murdoch In the middle of it all, schmoozing, flanked by his desk Kim Kardashian And Brie Larsonwas Elon Musk, chatting with a line of people who wanted a word with him. One person brought up the topic of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Musk noted in response that he had publicly challenged. Vladimir Putin For one-on-one combat.

It was all a bit surreal, even in show business capital.

But the way James Cordenfor the second year in a row the host jokingly reminded Hollywood’s intrepid names during his opening monologue that this particular evening wasn’t really about them (“The agent to be thanked tonight would be hydrogen cyanide.” ), was rather about scientists who made world-changing discoveries.

Meanwhile, some of them were seen taking selfies with the scientists. Katy PerryGushing about the surrounding beauty Margot Robbieand orb-shaped awards are being given out by the likes. Bradley Cooper And Vance Williams.

In addition to the aforementioned Milners, Wojciech, Downey, Cooper, Kardashian, Larson, Ruby, Cooper and Williams, the presenters included. Rob Lowe, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Yeoh, Alicia Keys, Olivia Wilde, Regina King, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Zoe Saldana And Glenn Close. Audience members include Perry and Orlando Bloom, Kris Jenner, Edgar Ramirez, Vin Diesel, Lizzo, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Damian Chazelle, Brian Grazer And James Gray. Edward Norton Read a letter that late Richard Dawkins Wrote to his daughter. And Charlie Puth, David Foster And Adam the representative Musical performance.

The full list of winners follows.

Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

Simon Brendel “For transformational contributions to differential geometry, including sharp geometric inequalities, many results on Ricci flow and mean curvature flow and Lawson’s conjecture on Tori minima in the 3-sphere.”

Breakthrough Prize in Basic Physics

John Cardy And Alexander Zmoludchikov “For profound contributions to statistical physics and quantum field theory, with diverse and far-reaching applications in various branches of physics and mathematics.”

New Horizons in Physics Prize

Michael Johnson And ALEXANDRO LUPASKA “To elucidate the substructure and universal properties of black hole photon rings, and their proposed detection by next-generation interferometric experiments.”

Mikhail Ivanov, Oliver Fulcox And Marko Simonovic “To contribute to our understanding of the large-scale structure of the Universe and to the development of new tools to extract fundamental physics from galaxy surveys.”

Laura M. Perez, Paula Pinella, Neneke van der Mareel And Teal Brunstel “For predicting, discovering and modeling dust traps in young circumstellar disks, solving a long-standing problem in planet formation.”

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Carl H. Jr And Michael Sedelin “Chimeric antigen receptor for the development of T cell immunotherapy whereby a patient’s T cells are modified to target and kill cancer cells.”

Sabine Hadida, Paul Nigolescu And Frederick Van Gore “To develop life-changing drug combinations that repair defective chloride channel proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.”

Thomas Gasser, Alan Sidransky And Andrew Singleton “Identifying GBA1 and LRRK2 as risk genes for Parkinson’s disease, implicating autophagy and lysosomal biology as key contributors to disease pathogenesis.”

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