Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck)
Tonight we hosted the Breakthrough Prize to honor the top scientific achievements in physics, mathematics, and life sciences. @lupitanyongo and I presented the Life Sciences award to Xiaowei Zhuang for developing a new imaging technique and discovering hidden structures that make up our cells. Until now, these complex molecular structures were beyond the resolution limits of traditional microscopy. Research by two other of tonight’s honorees has led to a new understanding of how materials can conduct electricity, which could lead to huge energy efficiency savings and potentially be used in quantum computing — helping to speed up the pace of tools used for critical applications like medical research, climate forecasting, and artificial intelligence. It’s achievements like these that will move society forward for everyone. Congratulations again to all the awardees!
Today I met with President Macron in Paris. We had a great conversation about France as an innovation center for Europe -- given the strong engineering talent here and culture of entrepreneurship. We've seen this first hand with our major artificial intelligence lab and our Startup Garage at Station F here in Paris. They are both doing incredibly interesting work -- and it's why we will continue to invest in France in the years ahead. Thank you to President Macron for hosting me.