Hawking and CERN scientists get $3 million each from Russian.
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Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, who made his fortune investing in some of the top Silicon Valley companies, has announced the latest recipients of his Fundamental Physics Prize.
The Russian billionaire announced Tuesday that the Fundamental Physics Prizes have been awarded to Stephen Hawking, the former Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, and seven CERN scientists involved in the search for the elusive Higgs boson.