The Fundamental Physics Prize is awarded by the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to awarding physicists involved in fundamental research which was founded in July 2012 by a Russian physicist and internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner. As of July 2012, this prize is the most lucrative academic prize in the world and is more than twice as big as the amount given to the Nobel Prize awardees. This prize is also dubbed by the media as 'Russian Nobel'. |

Check all the Awards, Winners and Nominations for the Fundamental Physics Prize since 2012. |

## Fundamental Physics Prize## 2013Check all the winners of 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize.(Click on the Award Name or Winner name to get list of all awards/winners) |

## Charles L. Kane, Laurens W. Molenkamp, Shoucheng Zhang(For the theoretical prediction and experimental discovery of topological insulators.) |

## Alexander Markovich Polyakov(For his many discoveries in field theory and string theory including the conformal bootstrap, magnetic monopoles, instantons, confinement/de-confinement, the quantization of strings in non-critical dimensions, gauge/string duality and many others. His ideas have dominated the scene in these fields during the past decades.) |

## Joseph Polchinski(For his contributions in many areas of quantum field theory and string theory. His discovery of D-branes has given new insights into the nature of string theory and quantum gravity, with consequences including the AdS/CFT correspondence.) |

## Niklas Beisert(For the development of powerful exact methods to describe a quantum gauge theory and its associated string theory.) |

## Davide Gaiotto(For far-reaching new insights about duality, gauge theory, and geometry, and especially for his work linking theories in different dimensions in most unexpected ways.) |

## Zohar Komargodski(For his work on the dynamics of four-dimensional field theories. In particular, his proof (with Schwimmer) of the \u201Ca-theorem\u201D has solved a long-standing problem, leading to deep new insights.) |

## Alexander Markovich Polyakov(For his many discoveries in field theory and string theory including the conformal bootstrap, magnetic monopoles, instantons, confinement/de-confinement, the quantization of strings in non-critical dimensions, gauge/string duality and many others. His ideas have dominated the scene in these fields during the past decades.) |