The international prize is given at Tel-Aviv University each year, alternatively in the fields of physics and chemistry. The 2018 honor and $100,000 prize will be given to Professor Komargodski and Professor Pedro Viera from the Perimeter Institute in Canada for their research in physics probing Quantum Field Theory – universal language for theoretical physics – in non-pertubative regimes.
The prize is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality, and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists. “Quantum Field Theory – Novel Developments” is the defined field category for the 2018 award, which will be presented during a ceremony at Tel-Aviv University on March 13, 2018. For more about the winners’ research, see this link from the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.