From MIT News: “Alan Guth wins $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize”

Alan Guth ’69, SM ’69, PhD ’72, the Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at MIT, is among nine physicists worldwide selected as inaugural winners of the Fundamental Physics Prize, the Milner Foundation announced today.


Congratulations to this graduate of Highland Park High School, Highland Park, NJ, USA, which also educated Eric, Jodi and Josh. What can I say, I could not let this go by.

This year’s recipients — each of whom will receive $3 million in recognition of past research achievements in physics — will form a selection committee for future winners of the Fundamental Physics Prize. After this year, it is expected that the prize will be awarded to one physicist annually for what the Milner Foundation described in a statement as ‘transformative advances in the field.’”