A physicist who is working on a physics model to understand how the world works in space and time has received an award from the Department of Energy.NASA announced the award Thursday for Dr. Michael C. J. Diamandis, who is developing the Theory of Relativity.
He will receive a $10 million prize.
“Diamandes’ work is a major step toward understanding how the universe works and how the Earth, our home, is connected to other stars and galaxies,” said DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz in a statement.
“Diamantes’ research is a leading indicator of the critical role that theoretical physics plays in the design of future technologies, and I am very proud to receive this award.”
Diamancis is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
He also holds the George A. Shultz Chair in the Physics of Interstellar Communications and a chair in the field of superconductivity.
Diamancy’s research has been funded by the DOE and the NASA Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
He previously worked for the National Science Foundation and NASA.