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Peter van Nieuwenhuizen receives 2019 Special Breakthrough Prize  

Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, along with Dan Freedman and Sergio Ferrara, have been awarded a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their "invention of supergravity, in which quantum variables are part of the description of the geometry of spacetime."

The discovery of Supergravity is only the fifth Special Breakthrough Prize given, it joins the discoveries of gravitational waves, of pulsars, of the Higgs boson, and those of Stephen Hawking, in receiving this special recognition. Details about this years prize can be found here.

More information can also be found here or in an interview with Peter van Niewenhuizen.
2019-08-06

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