Steven Weinberg, 2020 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Laureate, Passes Away
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation is saddened by the passing of Steven Weinberg, who died on July 23 at the age of 88. One of the leading theoretical physicists of the last 50 years, Weinberg was awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in 2020 for his monumental impact on the field, including his exceptional capacity for communicating science to a wide audience through teaching, writing and science advocacy.
Learn more about Weinberg’s extensive achievements for the Special Breakthrough Prize here.
For further reading, 2012 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics laureate Nima Arkani-Hamed published an article in Quanta magazine titled, “How Steven Weinberg Transformed Physics and Physicists.”