The significance of scientific advances resonates in both the present and the future. They are among the highest achievements of human culture and the foundation on which new knowledge will be built. The Breakthrough Prize aims to celebrate the best scientific work and inspire the next generation of scientists. Breakthrough Prize laureates are honored at an annual awards ceremony televised globally. In addition, the ceremony is followed by a daylong symposium featuring lectures and discussions with Breakthrough Prize laureates and leading scientists from across the world.