The Templeton Prize has been awarded to Michael Heller, a Polish priest and cosmologist. Having fled with his family from the Nazis only to be exiled by Stalin, he has spent his adult life exploring some of humanity's biggest questions, such as "Does the universe require a cause?" and "Why is there something rather than nothing?"
My favorite answer to the latter might be that oblivion is unstable. I suspect that Heller's answers are better.
Wikipedia: noncommutative geometry