Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 2016

November 11, 2015

Karsten Heeger (Professor of Physics) was part of the SNO, KamLAND, and Daya Bay collaborations which were part of several collaborations that won the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The Breakthrough Prizes are sponsored by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki (Yale B.S. in Biology 1996), Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang. They honor important achievements in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. For more information about the prize visit and for a list of laureates please visit For the story in Nature please see Click here for Yale News story.