Professor Brian Metzger was awarded the 2018 New Horizons Breakthrough Prize in Physics. He is cited "For pioneering predictions of the electromagnetic signal from a neutron star merger, and for leadership in the emerging field of multi-messenger astronomy." The prizes are sponsored by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Pony Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki. The prize ceremony will take place in Palo Alto on November 4, 2018 and will be televised live. Details can be found here.
More information about the prize is also available here.
Professor Brian metzger receiving Breakthrough Prize in Physics on November 4 from Ed Witten