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See Who Attended the 2017 Breakthrough Prize Awards

Tech Meets Hollywood in Mountain View!

BY Editorial Staff - December 12, 2016


Silicon Valley’s major science prize – The Breakthrough Prize – was recently held in Mountain View, to honor paradigm-shifting research and discovery in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics.

Paloma Jimenez and Vin Diesel
Paloma Jimenez and Vin Diesel attend 2017 Breakthrough Prize December 4th 2016 at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


A total of eight $3 million prizes were awarded to 12 individuals at the black tie, televised gala hosted by Morgan Freeman and featuring a special performance by Alicia Keys.

Jeremy Stoppelman and Kelcey Morton
Jeremy Stoppelman and Kelcey Morton

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Joining Breakthrough Prize’s founders Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner, were A-Listers such as Larry Page and wife Lucinda Page, Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Vin Diesel, Sienna Miller, Sundar Pichai, Evan Williams, Jeremy Stoppelman, Nirav Tolia, Aaron Levie, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Graydon Carter, and others.

Lucy Page and Larry Page
Lucy Page and Larry Page

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Wendi Murdoch
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Wendi Murdoch

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Megha Tolia and Nirav Tolia
Megha Tolia and Nirav Tolia

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Sundar Pichai and Anjali Pichai
Sundar Pichai and Anjali Pichai

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Aaron Levie and Joelle Emerson
Aaron Levie and Joelle Emerson

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Chris Sacca and Crystal English Sacca
Chris Sacca and Crystal English Sacca

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography


Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Photo: Drew Altizer Photography




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