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Scientists share US$36m worth of prizes

Astronomers among the winners of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes, which total 12 in all
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 05:50
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Mr Riess (above), Mr Schmidt and Mr Perlmutter are on one of the two teams of astronomers handed the US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize for their work on dark energy.
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Mr Riess, Mr Schmidt (above) and Mr Perlmutter are on one of the two teams of astronomers handed the US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize for their work on dark energy.
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Mr Riess, Mr Schmidt and Mr Perlmutter (above) are on one of the two teams of astronomers handed the US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize for their work on dark energy.

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WHO knew there was so much money in dark energy?

Two teams of astronomers who discovered that the universe is apparently being blown apart by a mysterious something called dark energy had already shared a Nobel Prize and the US$1 million Shaw Prize, among other honours.