What Grand Plan Will Billionaire Yuri Milner Announce Today?

Breakthrough Prize founder to make statement at noon

One World Trade

One World Trade

Milner is making a highly anticipated announcement at noon today.Phil Dolby/Flickr CC by 2.0

Today at noon, something will be announced at New York's One World Trade Center. Given who's doing the announcing, it's safe to look forward to something out of this world.

The event today is hosted by the Russian billionaire and venture capitalist Yuri Milner, whose past announcements have included surprising scientists with $3 million awards, and teaming up with Stephen Hawking to invest $100 million in the search for intelligent life outside of Earth.

Needless to say, this is not a person known for small, incremental steps. We're incredibly excited to see and share the new project he's dreamed up.

We have a reporter on the scene today, keeping track of the latest developments.