Folks, according to the official Breakthrough Prize web site, this is what is said about the gala award ceremony:
At the ceremony the Silicon Valley tycoons behind the Prize rent famous Hollywood stars for the evening to help celebrate the laureates and their achievements, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.
In the following graphic posted earlier I had described the public face of that ceremony:
And now we have a Breakthrough honoree’s report, from laureate and the founder of String Theory, John Schwarz:
At the 2014 award ceremony, Schwarz says, he and his wife, Patricia, were “both struck by the fact that the Hollywood types showed no interest in mingling with scientists.” And the media coverage also seemed to focus on the movie stars rather than the award winners.
So I ask the physics establishment: Where are you going with this?
LORD HAVE MERCY!
Tags: The Age of Fakery