Red carpet roundup: Silicon Valley goes Hollywood for 2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony

Covering a red carpet isn’t usually a skill in the repertoire of tech journalists, but it’s also not every day that you get to see Vin Diesel and Kevin Durant on the same stage as Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Sergey Brin.

If the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is nerd prom, the Breakthrough Prize Ceremony is nerds taking over Ibiza. During the event, $24 million was awarded to a dozen scientists to incentivize risk-taking in the research lab. Here’s a different roundup of the life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics winners if you’re interested in more than glitzy photos of founders, investors, athletes and celebrities.