Free Einstein: Fred Singer has informed me about a wonderful birthday gift, "Digital Einstein" to all the readers who have managed to have their birthday on December 5th – e.g. Werner Heisenberg, Shelly Glashow, or your humble correspondent. The Princeton+HUJI collection contains thousands of (scanned...) Einstein's papers – for free. ;-) Info. It's amazing to see how the 1896 papers' fonts look just like \(\rm\LaTeX\).The 2015 Breakthrough Prize has gone to three experimental teams led by Perlmutter, Riess, and Schmidt who discovered the accelerating expansion of the Universe about 15 years ago.
It's a change of the policy – they were experimenters and they came in large groups. While this diluted outcome may look less interesting, it adds some balance to the prize.
The playlist embedded at the top offers you 4+ hours of events that took place during the physics symposium dedicated to the prize.
First, there is a panel discussion featuring Milner and cosmologists Schmidt, Riess, and Perlmutter.
It is followed by approximately 20-minute talks by Hayden, Arkani-Hamed, Kitaev, Shenker, Seiberg, Preskill, Polchinski, Maldacena, Seljak, and Linde.
If someone manages to watch all of it or at least some of it ;-), I will be curious about her or his feedback.