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MIT physicist shares prize for work on supergravity

Aug 07, 2019 - The Boston Globe

An MIT emeritus professor has hit the jackpot, earning a $1 million prize for his groundbreaking work in physics.

Daniel Z. Freedman, now a visiting professor at Stanford University, is splitting a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with two other particle physics experts for the "invention of supergravity, in which quantum variables are part of the description of the geometry of spacetime," the prize selection committee said.

The Breakthrough Prizes are meant to ho...