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CNP Scientists to Share 2016 Breakthrough Prize

The 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded collectively to five experimental collaborations that made key contributions to the study of neutrino oscillations, a group which includes CNP members Patrick Huber, Jonathan Link, Camillo Mariani, and Leo Piilonen. Accoring to the citation the award was presented "for the fundamental discovery and exploration of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics." The Breakthrough Prize was founded by internet pioneers Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Jack Ma, Cathy Zhang, Yuri and Julia Milner, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to recognize those individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge.

The awards were presented in a Hollywood style awards ceremony in Silicon Valley hosted by Seth MacFarland. Huber, Link and Piilonen share in the award for their work on the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment along with former Virginia Tech group members Yuen-Keung Hor, Yue Meng, Deb Mohapatra and Jo Ellen Morgan. Mariani shares for his work on the K2K Experiment. Each will receive a share of the $3 million prize.

Virginia Tech professors Patrick Huber, Jonathan Link Camillo Mariani and Leo Piilonen will each share in the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.


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