Recently I have been confused by the fact that:
Joseph Polchinski's name appear in FFP Physics Frontiers Prize 2013 here: https://fundamentalphysicsprize.org/laureates6
``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.''
However, the same award in the next year, FFP Physics Frontiers Prize in 2014 here: https://fundamentalphysicsprize.org/laureates3
which awarded Polchinski again. And for the exactly same news announcement.
I wonder whether Polchinski won the Physics Frontiers Prize twice, in 2013 and 2014? If so, is there a reason for that? (especially puzzling, since there are so many great candidates out there, why bother to award the same great person for the same acknowledgment?)
Excuse me this question may not be related to physical effect or phenomena, but it is about the puzzle caused by a physics prize. So, it is a puzzle of physics. I wish the physics puzzle is allowed to be asked here. (I am very puzzled!)
This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-21 07:19 (UCT), posted by SE-user Idear