In an exclusive partnership, billionnaire philantropists Yuri and Julia Milner from The Breakthrough Prize extended an invitation to nine Generation T Asia honourees to attend the 2019 'Oscars of Science' in Nasa Ames Research Centre in San Francisco. The listers chronicled their journey down the red carpet, where they snapped selfies with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Lana Del Rey and winner of the Breakthrough Prize in New Horizons in Physics, Aron Wall. Click through our gallery to view the best of our Generation T xThe Breakthrough Prize exclusive programme:
Before the walk down the red carpet, Generation T Asia hosted a welcome dinner for the 9 honourees at Ambience Fine Dining Restaurant in Los Altos, San Francisco.
Here, intrepid celebrity photographer Crazy Rouge captured our two Malaysians with their peers: Steven Kim, Arrif Ziaudeen, Aaron Lee and Terence Kwok as well as Edipresse Media Asia’s Chief Content Officer & Managing Director of Hong Kong Tatler, Sean Fitzpatrick.
Lady bosses and Generation T honourees Stephanie Sy Lee and Kathy Gong round up the 9 honourees. Stephanie and Kathy are pictured here with Crazy Rouge, Head of Generation T Asia, Tamara Lamuniere and General Manager of Commercial for Hong Kong Tatler, Oceana Ou.
After a closed-door lunch, our Generation T honourees are given a sneak peek of the rehearsals for the Breakthrough Prize. Khailee Ng does some sleuthing and uncovers the seating arrangements for the night.
It’s time to hit the red carpet. Don’t our honourees look dashing and beautiful in equal measures for this group photo? Steven Kim posted the moment they reached the photo wall.
Joel Neoh managed to capture a moment with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg that deserves a special mention because Mr. Zuck is out of his hoodies and blue jeans to honour the ceremony’s formal dress code.
Generation T honouree from The Philippines Stephanie Sy flashes a wide smile amidst the red carpet madness.
Generation T Malaysia representatives are ready to go in and enjoy the night.
When it comes to a strong selfie game, Khailee Ng concedes to Lana Del Rey.
Joel Neoh managed to squeeze in a picture with Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi before taking his seat and talk about the latter's win-win partnership with SEA unicorn Grab.
Stephanie Sy sends a postcard from the start of the ceremony, with Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner onstage.
Steven Kim from Qraved excitedly takes a picture with Yuri Milner, whose invitation made this entire partnership possible.
Out of all the celebrities he bumped into that night, Joel Neoh is elated to meet Chinese singer-songwriter G.E.M Tang. Here, he takes a picture with Generation T Hong Kong honouree, Danny Yeung, on his left.
But the real star of the night is none other than the Breakthrough Prize recipients. Joel Neoh exchanged a few scientific wisdom with winner of New Horizons in Physics, Aron Wall.
After the ceremony, our Generation T honourees were included in a few private closed-door sessions with Hollywood and Silicon Valley’s A-listers. Danny Yeung shares a picture with James Bond's Pierce Brosnan in one of these sessions.
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